Barber Shop Chronicles

23 October to 9 November 2019

“One day. Six cities. A thousand stories.”

Following two sell-out runs at the National Theatre in London and a world tour, Inua Ellams’ acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles comes to The Lyceum this October.

Newsroom, political platform, local hotspot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world. These are places where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling.

Directed by Olivier award-winning director Bijan Sheibani and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse), Barber Shop Chronicles is a heart-warming, hilarious and insightful new play that leaps from a barber shop in Peckham to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra over the course of a single day.

Don’t miss this “joyous and life-affirming” (The Independent) smash-hit.

#BarberShopChronicles

★★★★
“Exuberant. A debating chamber where you shed your locks but gain your identity”
The Guardian

★★★★
“Funny, fast, thoughtful, moving. An absolute cracker”
Financial Times

★★★★
“Throbs with energy and heat”
Daily Telegraph

Barber Shop Chronicles is a co-production between Fuel, National Theatre of Great Britain and Leeds Playhouse.

Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. Production supported by Brenda Rennie.

More Edinburgh Listings MORE

Edinburgh Mon 30th September 2019

Sindhu Vee:Sandhog

Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, Sindhu Vee extends her UK tour due to popular demand with…

Edinburgh 23 October to 9 November 2019

Barber Shop Chronicles

“One day. Six cities. A thousand stories.” Following two sell-out runs at the National Theatre in London and a…

Edinburgh Saturday 9th November 2019

Darren Harriott – Good Heart Yute

Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person. Now he’s 30 and he’s never been in love. It…

Edinburgh Sun 17 Nov 2019

Ahir Shah – Dots

Nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2017 and 2018, Ahir Shah is on tour…