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.

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

The Venue

Lyttelton Theatre

National Theatre, Upper Ground, Lambeth, South Bank,, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9PX

Nearest Tube


Nearest Train

Waterloo, Waterloo East

Running Time

3hr 15min (inc. interval)

Booking Dates

First Performance

Friday 20th December 2019

Last Performance

Wednesday 29th January 2020