Love and longing in 1960s Nigeria.
Owerri, 1967, on the brink of the Biafran Civil War. Lolo, Nne Chukwu and Udo are grieving the loss of their father. Months before, two ruthless military coups plunged the country into chaos. Fuelled by foreign intervention, the conflict encroaches on their provincial village, and the sisters long to return to their former home in Lagos.
‘Warmth, wisdom and global reach.’
Daily Telegraph on Barber Shop Chronicles
‘Vital theatre. Funny, moving, unflinching.’
Sunday Times on The Half God of Rainfall
Following his smash-hit Barber Shop Chronicles, Inua Ellams returns to the National Theatre with this heartbreaking retelling, directed by Nadia Fall (Home, Dara).
Please note: This production contains strobe lighting.
Hundreds of £15 tickets for every performance
Originally commissioned by Metta Theatre
Production supported by Leila Maw Straus, Cockayne - Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation, Juliet de Baubigny and the Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater.
Talks and events
A Short History of the Biafran Civil War Fri 6 Dec, 6pm
Surviving Biafra: A Nigerwife’s Story Tue 7 Jan, 6pm
Three Sisters Student Conference Fri 31 Jan, 10.30am
Exploring Three Sisters and Chekhov Fri 7 Feb, 2pm
Writer Inua Ellams and Director Nadia Fall Fri 7 Feb, 6pm
Actors in Conversation Fri 14 Feb, 3pm