Fuel have today announced the cast for the UK tour of Inua Ellams’ critically acclaimed "Barber Shop Chronicles". Returning to the stage by popular demand the UK tour opens at the Royal Exchange Theatre in partnership with Contact and runs from 7 – 23 March.
Newsroom, political platform, local hot-spot, 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 Bijan Sheibani and designed by Rae Smith, "Barber Shop Chronicles" is a heart warming, hilarious and insightful new play with music that leaps from a barber shop in Peckham to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, and Accra over the course of a single day.
Contact and the Royal Exchange Theatre are working in partnership to present the north-west premiere of this critically acclaimed production and full casting has been announced this week for the first leg of Inua Ellams’ "Barber Shop Chronicles" with Maynard Eziashi, Mohammed Mansaray, Anthony Ofoegbu, Jo Servi and David Webber return to the production, with Michael Balogun, Tobi Bamtefa, Adé Dee Haastrup, Emmanuel Ighodaro, Demmy Ladipo, Rudolphe Mdlongwa, and Elander Moore completing the cast.
"Barber Shop Chronicles" is a Fuel, National Theatre and Leeds Playhouse co-production.
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