Barber Shop Chronicles streaming

Barber Shop Chronicles available to stream as part of National Theatre series

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Following last week's announcement of the latest shows to be put online in the National Theatre at Home series, the archive recording of Barber Shop Chronicles will be streamed from tonight. The upcoming stream marks the first time the recording has been watched by a public.

Inua Ellams' play tells the stories of black men from around the world, sharing their tales with one another in barber shops in Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, Accra and London. First performed in 2017, Barber Shop Chronicles was filmed as part of the show's second run at the Dorfman Theatre, later touring around the world with a 2019 run at London's Roundhouse.

The cast of Barber Shop Chronicles stars Fisayo Akinade, Hammed Animashaun, Cyril Nri and Sule Rimi, with direction by the Olivier Award-winning director Bijan Sheibani.

Previous shows to have been made available as part of the series include Antony and Cleopatra starring Ralph Fiennes,  Frankenstein and Twelfth Night.

The stream will be available to watch from 7pm on 14th May, and will be online for seven days. You can also watch Barber Shop Chronicles via the link below.

Photo credit: Marc Brenner

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