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Following his smash-hit Barber Shop Chronicles, Inua Ellams returns to the National Theatre with this heartbreaking retelling, directed by Nadia Fall (Home, Dara).
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.
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London SE1 9PX
Performance days & times
Previews 3 - 9 Dec
£37 - £15
Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£70, £50, £42, £38, £30, £15
Friday & Saturday eves
£75, £55, £48, £42, £32, £15
Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
To be included when additional performances are announced
Captioned performances, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:
Fri 3 January, 7.30pm
Author: A new play by Inua Ellams after Chekhov
Composer: Femi Temowo
Director: Nadia Fall
Designer: Katrina Lindsay
Musical direction: Michael Henry
Lighting: Peter Mumford
Sound: Donato Wharton
Movement: Polly Bennett
Production: Co-production with Fuel