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

55 reviews
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16 Aug 2019

Loved the topics that were brought up and entertaining. Actors did a great job.

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16 Aug 2019

Music, Politics, History, Comedy all in under 2 hrs. Brilliant is an understatement

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16 Aug 2019

Loved it .

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16 Aug 2019

It was an amazing show with comedy, drama and good music an all round great performance from the cast

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16 Aug 2019



When is it showing

Today - 24 Aug 2019



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

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

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

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

When Can I Go

18th July - 24th August 2019