I have to admit, I had no idea what to expect upon entering Barabbas production of Hairdresser in the House. After all, I have never particularly enjoyed getting my own hair cut. Why would I want to sit through that of a stranger? But no more than five minutes into the show, one can immediately see what makes this hair cut special. Raymond Keane.
Prior to becoming a performer, Keane was a renowned hairdresser with a serious list of celebrity clientele. Here he is the sole performer of a show that is part clowning and part autobiographical theatre, designed to re-visit his roots (no pun intended).
Somehow, Keane has managed to take the most mundane of life activities and turn it into something so warm, that you just want to sit and watch him cut hair all night. He is like that one family member who visits infrequently and is not only great at telling stories, but is also a great listener. When he leaves, you wish he could have stayed and told you more. Oh, and he gives a pretty mean hair cut, too.