Barber Shop Chronicles makes online debut for National Theatre At Home

Smash-hit play Barber Shop Chronicles will be streamed for the first time tonight (Thursday, May 14) as part of the National Theatre At Home lockdown presentations.

Thursday, 14th May 2020, 5:47 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th May 2020, 5:49 pm
Fisayo Akinade and Sule Rimi in Barber Shop Chronicles.

Captured at the National Theatre in January 2018 during its second sold-out run at the Dorfman theatre, the production went on to tour internationally including performances at BAM in New York with a return to London’s Roundhouse last summer.

The play tells the interwoven tales of black men from across the globe who, for generations, have gathered in barber shops where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling.

A co-production with Fuel and Leeds Playhouse, the play is directed by Bijan Sheibani and the cast includes Fisayo Akinade, Hammed Animashaun, Cyril Nri and Sule Rimi.

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Barber Shop Chronicles will be shown from 7pm this evening. Go to