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Three Sisters tickets available for Lyttelton Theatre run!
Following the smash-hit Barber Shop Chronicles, the National Theatre welcomed the return of Inua Ellams with his heartbreaking retelling of Chekhov’s Three Sisters. The highly acclaimed production will transfer from the National to London’s Lyttelton Theatre, following rave reviews that sing the praises of playwright Ellams once again. The production will start performances from 19 December 2019 and will have a two-month season that will end 19th February 2020. Be sure to book your tickets for Three Sisters as this limited engagement will book up quickly!
What is Three Sisters about?
Three Sisters takes us to Owerri, Nigeria, in 1967, at the dawn of the Biafran Civil War. Sisters Lolo, Nne Chukwu and Udo are grieving the loss of their father and long to return to their previous home in Lagos. This comes as no surprise as just a matter of months before, the country was plunged into chaos by two military coups. The provincial village is being encroached on by the conflict as the chaos is fuelled by foreign intervention causing it to grow rapidly. Is there an escape for the sisters who seek the safety of a place they once called home?
Who wrote Three Sisters?
The rising star that is playwright Inua Ellams wrote Three Sisters; which had an acclaimed run at London’s National Theatre. Ellams is Nigerian born and now lives and works in London where he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. As well as being a playwright, Ellams is also a touring poet, performer, graphic artist and designer. He was awarded a Fringe First for his first play The 14th Tale at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival. He is well known for the smash hit Barber Shop Chronicles which had a sell-out run at the National Theatre before transferring to the Roundhouse.
Three Sisters Cast and Creative team
The production is directed by Nadia Fall (King Hedley II), composed by Femi Temowo, with music direction by Michael Henry, movement direction by Jack Murphy and fight direction by Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown. The design team is comprised of Peter Mumford (lighting design), Donato Wharton (sound designer) and Katrina Lindsay (set and costume designer).
The cast features Ronke Adekoleujo, Adedeji Adetayo, Jonathan Ajayi, Jude Akuwudike, Amarachi Attamah, Tobi Bamtefa, Peter Bankole, Anni Domingo, Lola May, Jerome Ngonadi, Sarah Niles, Ken Nwosu, Racheal Ofori, Joseph Ogeleka, Nasa Ohalete, Offue Okegbe, Chloe Okora, Sule Rimi, Natalie Simpson and Diana Yekinni.
Running time3hr 15min (inc. interval)
Performance dates20 December 2019 - 1 February 2020
ContentStrobe lighting is used several times during the performance.
AccessThere will be a Captioned performances Friday 31 January 7.30pm, Tuesday 28 January, 7.30pm and Wednesday 29 January, 2.15pm. There will be audio described performances Friday 31 January, 7.30pm Saturday 1 February, 2.15pm with a Touch Tour at 12.45pm.
Richard Brown8th January
I thoroughly enjoyed the show and the process for purchasing tickets was very good.
Andrew Shindler8th January
Powerful and superbly acted. Not for those who like short plays though.
Adebisi Twins8th January
The play was very well performed. Very educating about the Biafran war and its effects on family and the community. Also gives insight into how siblings view the world differently
Dr Ashok Vellodi7th January
Nice idea, well directed with nice sets and visuals. But weighed down by the script. The actors were good but were constrained by the need to provide the political background. So they couldn't concentrate on their characters. it is a shame because some of the performances were excellent. The ones who were not saddled with having to provide background information, such as Ronke Adékoluejo who plays Abosede, are able to do justice to their characters. It is also very long and therefore flags quite often. A lot of the background plot could have been shortened. We dont really need to know about how the oil trade influenced the recognition of Biafra’s independence or the secret arms trading behind the war. It also means that we dont really get to see as much of the sisters as we should have. It is a good idea but not that well executed. it is certainly not Chekov.
Neil Macfarlane4th January
Great idea to relocate to Nigeria. Despite being set in the late 60s, it made it a more accessible play brought to life by an excellent cast.
Joao Silva3rd January
Loved the play! Superbly well written and the cast was extraordinary. I'd see it again.
Sherryl Jarvis1st January
Excellent. A must see
The actors were simply brilliant. Thoroughly enjoyed the production.
Alphonsine Kabagabo29th December
The play was good may be to long! I was disappointed that you charged me 28 pounds for ticktets that effectevely cost 22.50!
Christian Piller28th December
Excellent performance. The price on the ticket was 6 £ less than what I paid for.
Annabelle Davis28th December
Miss Lamia Allam27th December
Great energy and performance from all of the actors!