Time & Date

17 Feb 2018

about the show

A Fuel, National Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse Co-production, UK.

Newsroom, local hot spot, confessional and football stadium. For generations African men have gathered at the barber to talk shop, family, race, music and sport. Now you can take a fly-on-the-wall look at the goings on, in Inua Ellams’ latest production direct from a sell-out season at London’s National Theatre.

Take a fast-paced journey from London across Africa and be transported inside six barber shops over the course of a single day. Meet the crew and share in their stories. Whether it’s London, Jo’burg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos or Accra, the banter is barbed and the truth is right in front of the mirror.

Heart-warming and hilarious, Barber Shop Chronicles explores the stuff of life with sharp insight, upbeat music and laugh-out-loud humour. You’ll be entertained. You’ll be enlightened. And you’ll feel like you’ve made some new friends.

Ages: Ages 12+

Warnings: Coarse Language, loud sounds.


‘An ambitious piece and so life-affirmingly realised. Go.’ The Independent

‘We’re in a barbershop full of African men chatting, cutting hair, joshing with the audience and chilling to music. A Champions League final between Chelsea and Barcelona is on the TV; the late American rapper Tupac is on the stereo. It’s instantly, compulsively convivial.’ The Telegraph

where and when

Venue: Octagon Theatre, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
Date: 17 February 2017
Time: 2 – 3:45pm
Tactile Tour: Time TBC
Cost: $66+ booking fee

Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.

There is a Post Show Conversation on the same day at 4:45pm if you wish to attend. There will be no AD for this part.

Ticket Information

Festival tickets are sold through the following authorised ticketing agents, each with varying transaction, credit card and processing charges, depending on where and how you purchase your ticket. For full booking conditions, please visit

Companion Card bookings are available on 08 6488 8616 or Email your booking to

Please ensure you include the Event Name, Venue, Date and Time along with your contact details and our Ticketing staff will call you to process the payment.

The Perth Festival office will be closed over the Christmas period from Saturday 23 December 2017 to Tuesday 2 January 2018 inclusive. The Festival Info Centre will re-open and return to normal trading hours on Wednesday 3 January.

Ticketek: 1300 795 012 Access requirements and Companion Card bookings are available on 1300 665 915.

Please specify how many Audio Description headsets you will require with your booking. Headsets are limited. Please allow at least 5 days before the show to book your headsets.

Your details will be sent to DADAA who will send you information regarding meeting times and places for the shows you have booked.

more information

Jacqueline from DADAA
Mobile: 0400 111 018


DADAA offers targeted arts and cultural programs that include a broad range of traditional and new media projects in almost 50 Western Australian communities.

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