Ten talented Nigerian poets will be headlining Inua Ellams (W)R.A.P Party later this month, to celebrate the incredibly successful three month run of his ground-breaking play, Three Sisters and you’re invited!

The Three Sisters (W)R.A.P Party, hosted by the National Theatre, will take over the Lyttelton Theatre foyer for one night only on 20 February 2020.

Playwright: Inua Ellams

The (W)R.A.P party will be a fitting conclusion to the critically acclaimed play by Inua Ellams, which centres on the lives of three sisters during the Biafran War in 1960s Nigeria. If you’ve not managed to catch the play yet, hurry as it concludes its three-month residency at the Lyttelton Theatre on 19 February 2020.

The (W)R.A.P event will be a night of celebration featuring performances responding to the play’s themes of sisterhood, feminism and womanism in pre and post-colonial Nigeria – all sound-tracked by a selection of Afrobeat, Hip-Life and Hip-Hop tracks by DJ Lex Amor and hosted by Inua Ellams himself.

Guests will be treated to the incredible talents of some of the most exciting young Nigerian poets: Tolu Abgelusi, Sarah Lasoye, Rachel Long, Tania Nwachukwu, Rachel Nwokoro, Selina Nwulu, Obi Okigbo, Tolani Shoneye (Tolly T), Ruth Sutoyé and Michelle Tiwo.


Inua Ellams’ Rhythm and Poetry Parties are legendary. This will be the 47th party, albeit a special edition version.

Speaking about the event, Inua said: “The RAP Party is the most fun I have and uniting its vibe of community, solitary and celebration with the cast and audiences of Three Sisters, by extending the themes of the play into poetry, is the perfect, perfect, way of ending its phenomenal run at the National Theatre. The line-up is incredible, and the party will be legendary, please come and join us.”

Inua Ellams’ (W)R.A.P Party at the National Theatre starts at 7.30pm in the Lyttelton Theatre foyer and all tickets are £10.

Book your tickets here

Three Sisters is on until 19 February 2020 in the Lyttelton Theatre, find out more here

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