19:00, Tue 21st – Sat 25th November 2023 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 7
The Hair Shop is a play that shines a light on the black feminine experience.
It discusses the trials and tribulations that black British girls go through growing up in England, and the ways in which sisterhood and community aid them through it. These events mostly play out in The Hair Shop - a setting that is emblematic of the black feminine experience to so many.
The play enables a glimpse at experiences that are often lived quietly and redirects attention towards the struggles that are ignored. Whilst doing this, tension is alleviated by comedy and a beautiful friendship that lightens the mood of the play, showing how essential these relationships are to these communities.