18, 19, 23, 25, 26 JANUARY AT 8PM
20 & 27 JANUARY AT 2PM & 8PM
21 & 28 JANUARY AT 5PM (SMH Q&A ON 21 JANUARY AT 7PM)
24 JANUARY AT 1PM & 8PM
Captioning: 21 January at 5pm
Audio described: 27 January at 2pm (Tactile tour at 12.30pm)
Auslan interpreted: 27 January at 8pm
For African men the world over, the barber shop is more than a place to get a shave and a haircut. It’s a place to hear news, share views and talk politics, women and sport. It’s a place where a man can let down his guard, blow off steam, and leave looking sharp and feeling reinvigorated. The Nigerian-born, UK-based poet, designer and playwright Inua Ellams imagines these buzzing spaces on stage in a fresh, funny, truth-telling play, direct from the National Theatre in London.
The audience visits barber shops in London, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, Accra and Johannesburg to eavesdrop on individual problems, common obsessions, the complex legacies of colonialism and jokes without borders. This acclaimed production, directed by Bijan Sheibani and showcasing some of the finest acting talent in Britain, comes to Sydney direct from a successful UK run.
“★★★★★ Rich and exhilarating. A fascinating peek into the barber shop” The Stage
Make a night of it! Add a Festival Feast at Kindred for just $31 (+bf) to your ticket purchase. See the full menu here.
Note: Lockout period applies. This performance contains haze.
Book your ticket for Sunday 21 January at 5pm to take part in a Sydney Morning Herald Q&A With the Artists after the performance, and get a deeper insight into the work.
Photo: Dean Chalkley
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