Fuel Theatre have announced full casting for the upcoming UK tour of Inua Ellams’ critically-acclaimed play, Barber Shop Chronicles, which opens at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in partnership with Contact, on 7 March 2019.
Maynard Eziashi, Mohammed Mansaray, Anthony Ofoegbu, Jo Servi and David Webber will all continue in their roles following successful international tours, and will be joined by the newly announced: Michael Balogun, Tobi Bamtefa, Adé Dee Haastrup, Emmanuel Ighodaro, Demmy Ladipo, Rudolphe Mdlongwa, and Elander Moore.
Barber Shop Chronicles is directed by Bijan Sheibani and designed by Rae Smith.
Photo by Tim Trumble
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.
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.
Photo by Ryan Hartford