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Three Sisters

Written by
Inua Ellams
Directed by
Nadia Fall
3 Dec - 19 Feb 2020
Inua Ellams

A Fuel and National Theatre co-production.

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.

Following his smash-hit Barber Shop Chronicles, Inua Ellams returned to the National Theatre with this heartbreaking retelling, directed by Nadia Fall (Home, Dara).


Inua Ellams – Writer
Nadia Fall – Director
Peter Mumford – Lighting Designer
Polly Bennett – Movement Director
Michael Henry – Music Director and Vocal Arranger
Katrina Lindsay –  Set and Costume Designer
Donato Wharton – Sound Designer
Femi Temowo – Composer
Moji Elufowoju – Staff Director


Ronke Adekoleujo
Adedeji Adetayo
Jonathan Ajayi
Jude Akuwudike
Tobi Bemtefa
Peter Bankolé
Anni Domingo
Lola May
Jerome Ngonadi
Sarah Niles
Ken Nwosu
Racheal Ofori
Joseph Ogeleka
Nasa Ohalete
Offue Okegbe
Chloe Okra
Sule Rimi
Natalie Simpson
Diana Yekinni


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