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Three Sisters

A co-production with Fuel

a new play by Inua Ellams
after Chekhov

From 3 December
Running Time: tbc

Three Sisters

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.

‘Warmth, wisdom and global reach.’
Daily Telegraph on Barber Shop Chronicles

‘Vital theatre. Funny, moving, unflinching.’
Sunday Times on The Half God of Rainfall

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

 

Hundreds of £15 tickets for every performance

 

Originally commissioned by Metta Theatre

Production supported by 
Leila Maw Straus and Cockayne - Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation. 

 

Talks and events
Surviving Biafra: A Nigerwife’s Story
 Tue 7 Jan, 6pm
Three Sisters Student Conference Fri 31 Jan, 10.30am
Exploring Three Sisters and Chekov Fri 7 Feb, 2pm
Wrtier Inua Ellams and Director Nadia Fall Fri 7 Feb, 6pm
Actors in Conversation Fri 14 Feb, 3pm

 

Public booking for new performances opens on Friday 11 October, 8.30am - Members get access to tickets in advance

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New season booking dates membership with a character from Follies

Three Sisters ticket prices and Access performances

Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
*£70, £50, £42, £38, £30, £15
Friday & Saturday eves
*£75, £55, £48, £42, £32, £15
Ways to save
Previews 3 - 9 Dec

£37 – £15

Access Performances

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
 

*Some of the best seats in the house are premium priced. They help to ensure we can continue to offer low price seats for all our productions; the National Theatre is a charity and only 17% government-funded. This year nearly 30% of our tickets are available for £20 or less.

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