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Barber Shop Chronicles

Nigerian poet-playwright Inua Ellams takes you to barber shops in London, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, Accra and Johannesburg.

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Barber Shop Chronicles

Date: 7 May 2020

For African men the world over, the barber shop is more than a place to get a shave and a haircut. It’s a place to hear news, share views and talk politics, women and sport. It’s a place where a man can let down his guard, blow off steam, and leave looking sharp and feeling reinvigorated.

The Nigerian-born, UK-based poet, designer and playwright Inua Ellams imagines these buzzing spaces on stage in a fresh, funny, truth-telling play.

Barber Shop Chronicles can be viewed here from May 15.

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