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Three Sisters

a new play by Inua Ellams
after Chekhov
A co-production with Fuel

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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.

Following his smash-hit Barber Shop Chronicles, Inua Ellams returns to the National Theatre with this heart-breaking retelling of Chekhov’s play, directed by Nadia Fall (Home, Dara).

A co-production with Fuel