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Barber Shop Chronicles

By Inua Ellams
Six different barber shops in London, Lagos, Johannesburg, Accra, Kampala and Harare
Cast total: 
Male cast: 


Explores themes of black masculinity.

Original production

Opening night: 
Original Cast:
Fisayo Akinade Samuel
Hammed Animanshaun Wallace / Timothy / Mohammed / Tinashe
Peter Bankole Kwabena / Brian / Fabrice / Olawale
Maynard Eziashi Musa / Andile / Mensah
Simon Manyonda Tanaka / Fiifi
Patrice Naiambana Tokunbo / Paul / Simphiwe
Cyril I Nri Emmanuel
Kwami Odoom Ethan
Sule Rimi Elnathan / Benjamin / Dwain
Abdul Salis Kwame / Simon / Wole
David Webber Abram / Ohene / Sizwe
Anthony Welsh Winston / Shoni
Production Team:
Bijan Sheibani Director
Fiona Bardsley Deputy Stage Manager
Wendy Spon Casting
Rae Smith Designer
Chris Lake Prop Supervisor
Andrew Speed Stage Manager
Marc Brenner Production Photographer
Naomi Buchanan Brooks Assistant Stage Manager
Richard Eustace Production Manager
Aline David Movement Director
Michael Henry Musical Director
Dave Cotton Construction Supervisor
Renata Hill Wigs, Hair & Make-up Supervisor
Lee Harrington Stage Supervisor
Sian Willis Prop Buyer
Kate Greaves Lighting Programmer
Rebecca Johnston Prop Buyer
Ben Vernon Sound Operator
Phillip / Phil Horsburgh Rigging Supervisor
Kev McCurdy Fight Director
Daina Ennis Scenic Art Supervisor
Lydia Crimp Costume Supervisor
Hazel Holder Dialect Coach
Jack Knowles Lighting Designer
Gareth Fry Sound Designer
Sarah Weltman Sound and Video Supervisor
Surenee Chan Somchit Assistant Stage Manager
Michael Harpur Lighting Supervisor
Fran Miller Project Producer (NT)
Stella Odunlami Staff Director
Peter Atakpo Barber Consultant
Charmian Hoare Company Voice Work
Ros Brooke-Taylor Project Producer (NT)
Kate McGrath Producer (Fuel)
Harriet Mackie Producer (West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Natalie McCormack Project Draughting / Digital Art
Sebastian Born Dramaturg
Tom Lyons Dramaturg
Mimi Poskitt Producer (West Yorkshire Playhouse)

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Playscript MPS 14013 British Library
Flyer RNT/PP/3/8/1 National Theatre
Programme RNT/PP/1/13/21 National Theatre  
Rehearsal and Production Photographs RNT/PR/3/917 National Theatre  
Wigs, Hair and Make-Up Production File RNT/W/1/2 National Theatre  
Wigs, Hair and Make-Up Production List RNT/W/3/2 National Theatre  
Wigs, Hair and Make-Up Production File RNT/W/4/2 National Theatre  
Video Recording RNT/AE/1/1/470 National Theatre  
Costume File RNT/CO/1/778a National Theatre  
Costume Notes and Photographs RNT/CO/1/778b National Theatre  
Prompt Script RNT/SM/1/924 National Theatre  
Rehearsal Photographs RNT/PP/5/640 National Theatre  
Talks Programme RNT/E/6/5/74 National Theatre  
Show Reports RNT/SM/2/7/30 National Theatre  
Press Releases RNT/PR/2/5/784 National Theatre  
Talks Programme RNT/E/6/5/45 National Theatre  
Press Releases RNT/PR/2/5/716 National Theatre  
Video Recording RNT/AE/1/1/397 National Theatre  
Video Recording RNT/AE/1/1/396 National Theatre  
Press Reviews RNT/PR/4/1/1159 National Theatre  
Poster RNT/PP/2/14/24 National Theatre  
Posters RNT/PP/2/14/17 National Theatre  
Costume Photographs RNT/CO/2/32 National Theatre  
Video Recording RNT/AE/1/1/471 National Theatre