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

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.

The production is also supported by the series of the events. Check them out:

A Short History of the Biafran Civil War Fri 6 Dec, 6pm Surviving Biafra: A Nigerwife’s Story Tue 7 Jan, 6pm Three Sisters Student Conference Fri 31 Jan, 10.30am Exploring Three Sisters and Chekhov Fri 7 Feb, 2pm Writer Inua Ellams and Director Nadia Fall Fri 7 Feb, 6pm Actors in Conversation Fri 14 Feb, 3pm