Chekhov’s iconic characters are relocated to Nigeria in this bold new adaptation.
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).
Hundreds of £15 tickets for every performance
Originally commissioned by Metta Theatre
Production supported by
Leila Maw Straus and Cockayne - Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation.
Talks and events
Surviving Biafra: A Nigerwife’s Story Tue 7 Jan, 6pm
Three Sisters Student Conference Fri 31 Jan, 10.30am
Exploring Three Sisters and Chekov Fri 7 Feb, 2pm
Wrtier Inua Ellams and Director Nadia Fall Fri 7 Feb, 6pm
Actors in Conversation Fri 14 Feb, 3pm