Barber Shop Chronicles – Captioned performance
Book online or call the Leeds Playhouse Box Office on 0113 213 7700.
All tickets range between: £32.00-£14.00* *A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.
About the event
For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops.
They sometimes sit for haircuts, sometimes sit to listen, mostly they stand to talk. These barber shops are confession boxes, political platforms, preacher-pulpits and football pitches… places to go for unofficial advice, from where to keep in touch with the world.
Inua Ellams’ Barber Shop Chronicles is a generously funny, heart-warming and insightful new play set in five African cities, Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, Accra, and in London.
Inspired in part by the story of a Leeds barber, the play invites the audience into a unique environment where the banter may be barbed, but the truth always telling. The barbers of these tales are sages, role models and father figures who keep the men together and the stories alive.
Directed by Olivier award-winner Bijan Sheibani (The Brothers Size) and designed by Olivier, Tony and OBIE award-winner 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.
WHAT IS A CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE?
Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.
Captioning can be helpful to those who use English as a second language and for most audiences when interpreting difficult dialects within shows, as well as deaf and hard of hearing audiences. To use this service book your seats through Box Office and they will advise you on the best seating to view the caption units.
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In addition to access facilities in the building, we also work with a number of different organisations to improve accessibility, as well as hosting accessible performances wherever possible. Find out more below.
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