Congratulations to Inua Ellams whose hit play, BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES, has been nominated for the Best Play accolade at the 2018 Writers’ Guild Awards.
Ellams’ dynamic play leaps from a barber shop in Peckham to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra seamlessly weaving together these stories from around the globe forging a rich tapestry of modern masculinity.
BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES returned to the National in November, re-opening to rave reviews following a run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in the summer.
“A joyous piece of theatre.”
“Rich, exhilarating theatre that opens a window into a world of men.”
★★★★★ The Stage
“A cut above the rest”
★★★★ The Observer
“Ellams has an instinctive feel for the polyphonous rhythms of dialogue”
★★★★ The Telegraph
★★★★ whatsonstage.com | ★★★★ Time Out London | ★★★★ Daily Mail |
★★★★ Evening Standard | ★★★★★ CITY A.M | ★★★★ theartsdesk.com |
★★★★ britishtheatre.com | ★★★★ Gay Times
The awards ceremony will take place at the Royal College of Physicians in central London on Monday 15th January 2018.
The full nominations shortlist can be found here.