Three Sisters (London)
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Three Sisters (London)
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Absorbing, Clever, Masterful

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Adaptation of Chekhov's "Three Sisters" set during the brink of civil war in 1960s Nigeria.

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Critic Reviews (9)

The London Evening Standard
December 11th, 2019

Inua Ellams has built a fascinating but uneven story of the Sixties Nigeria-Biafra War around the characters and relationships of Anton Chekhov’s original drama. It is very funny, very sad, and very long.
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London Theatre
December 11th, 2019

There's more directorial intervention in this outing, too, but this time it is both more cogent and even more radical, prompting us to view the play through a different cultural lens entirely.
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WhatsOnStage
December 11th, 2019

All in all, it's a smart and sophisticated rethinking, a production that gives a new patina and different depths to an old favourite, provoking new thoughts and old feelings in a very Chekovian way.
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The Times (UK)
December 11th, 2019

All in all, though, it is an evening of missed opportunities.
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The Guardian (UK)
December 11th, 2019

The result is a startlingly vivid account of the civil war and a direct assault on British neocolonialism. I just wish Ellams had been less faithful to Chekhov.
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Time Out London
December 11th, 2019

It’s a free adaptation that could afford to be freer, to dig into historical events without being tied to its Russian source – but when Ellams finds moments of synchronicity between continents, they’re painfully beautiful.
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The Arts Desk
December 11th, 2019

this Three Sisters, confidently played by its ensemble cast and technically accomplished on all fronts...brings a real breath of fresh air to the National.
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The Stage (UK)
December 11th, 2019

There’s something incredibly powerful about seeing elements of Nigerian culture and heritage represented in Ellams’ stirring adaptation.
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