Adapted by Inua Ellams
Touring Autumn 2017
Sisters Lolo, Mmeri and Udo are whiling away their days in a rural Biafran backwater longing to return to the cosmopolitan Lagos of their youth. In this stunning new adaptation from award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams (The Black T-Shirt Collective, National Theatre) Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy is transposed to Nigeria during the Biafran war. This bold new production marries award-winning Metta Theatre’s striking visual style with powerhouse performances from some of our country’s leading black actors.
Produced in association with Exeter Northcott Theatre.
Supported by PRS for Music Foundation.
Adaptor | Inua Ellams
Director | Poppy Burton-Morgan
Designer | William Reynolds