Barber Shop Chronicles tickets


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One day. Six cities. A thousand stories.

Following two sell-out runs at the National Theatre and a world tour, Inua Ellams’ acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles comes to the Roundhouse this summer.

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’ (Independent) smash-hit, beginning 18 July for strictly limited season here in our main space.

Casting Director credit given to Louis Hammond CDG.

Customer Reviews

75 reviews
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5 Sep 2019

Really enjoyed it recommend it to my Husband & Son. And then went again to see it with them!

Sheila H
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27 Aug 2019

It was an enjoyable show, not what we expected, and I would have liked a bit more of the music. At times a little difficult to understand the accents, but they kept it authentic.

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25 Aug 2019

A refreshing, magnificent piece of theatre!! More of this. Looking forward to see what's next for the play writer.

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25 Aug 2019

Loved it. Loved the dancing at the beginning - wanted to be young again and join in. Loved the setting and the Complicite inspired moving of the chairs etc. A lot of the jokes and script went over my head though because I couldn't follow the African accents. Great atmosphere. Favourite bit was when one of the actors joked with us and said 'glad you're here, now we can start'

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25 Aug 2019

A fantastic show, second time seeing it and I would go back again!




Chalk Farm Road,

London, NW1 8EH

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges available after purchase.


1 hour and 45 minutes, no interval.  

Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance.

Good To Know


For tickets in rear stalls: Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance


For tickets in front stalls: There is one latecomers point 25 minutes into the show

Suitable For Children


What Should I Expect

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‘Exuberant. A debating chamber where you shed your locks but regain your identity’
- Independent

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‘Vivid and energetic. Take a seat at a revolutionary barber’s shop’
- Guardian

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‘Funny, fast, thoughtful, moving. An absolute cracker’
- Evening Standard

When Can I Go

18th July - 24th August 2019