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 returns to the National Theatre with this heartbreaking retelling, directed by Nadia Fall (Home, Dara).
‘Warmth, wisdom and global reach.’
Daily Telegraph on Barber Shop Chronicles
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Cast includes Sarah Niles, Natalie Simpson and Rachael Ofori as the three sisters, Ronke Adekoluejo, Sule Rimi, Ken Nwosu, Peter Bankolé, Jude Akuwudike.