Mustapha Matura's

Three Sisters

Mustapha Matura
After Chekhov

Nico Pimparé

The Carne Studio Theatre

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Relaxed Performance Guide

Wednesday 5 April at 7:30pm
Thursday 6 April at 7:30pm
Tuesday 11 April at 7:30pm*
Wednesday 12 April at 2pm
Wednesday 12 April at 7:30pm

The running time is approximately 2 hours, including an interval.

*This will be a relaxed performance. Find out more.

About the show

Colonial Trinidad 1939. Three sisters endure a mundane but privileged life in the capital, Port of Spain. Living with their simpleton brother and his domineering wife, the women pass the time entertaining and being entertained by the local Volunteer Regiment. They occupy their lives with empty marriages and petty liasons whilst dreaming of returning to their adopted home country Cambridge, England where they spent their cosmopolitan youth. But hopes of emigrating to Britain are soon shattered as the European war escalates into a global conflict, Port of Spain is bombed and the Trinidadian soldiers are called to serve King, country and Empire.

Mustapha Matura was born in Trinidad and came to England in 1961. He won the George Devine and John Whiting awards in 1971 for his first full-length stage play, As Time Goes By, which was staged at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and at the Royal Court, London. He won the Evening Standard's Most Promising Playwright Award in 1974 for Play Mas which opened at the Royal Court and subsequently transferred to the West End.

Mustapha co-founded the Black Theatre Co-operative with the director Charlie Hanson in 1978 under which he wrote the highly successful No Problem! His plays include: Black Pieces (ICA, 1970); Bakerloo Line (Almost Free, 1972); Nice (Almost Free, 1973); Black Slaves – White Chains (Royal Court Lunchtime, 1975); Rum an' Coca Cola (Royal Court Theatre and off-Broadway, 1976); Another Tuesday and More, More (the Factory, London, 1978); Independence (Foco Novo at the Bush, 1979); Welcome Home Jacko (Riverside, 1979); A Dying Business (Riverside Studios, 1980); One Rule (Riverside Studios, 1981); Meetings (Hampstead Theatre, 1982); The Playboy of the West Indies (Oxford Playhouse, 1984, and produced for BBC television, 1985); Trinidad Sisters (Tricycle Theatre, 1988); The Coup (Royal National Theatre, 1991) and Small World (Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1994).

In 1991, Mustapha received the Trinidad and Tobago Government Scarlet Ibis Award for achievement.

Nico Rao Pimparé is a British-Indian-French film and theatre director, actor and ex-physicist.

As a theatre director his credits include Diary Of A Somebody (Seven Dials Playhouse), Rainer (Arcola Theatre), Candy (King’s Head Theatre, ZOOTV, Underbelly), Reboot: Shorts 2 (Bunker Theatre), The Interpretation Of Dreams (Bunker Theatre), Jules César (Voice4Thought International Festival, Dakar), Dead Souls (Theatre N16), Nozdryov (Young Vic, Freshworks).

His production of Diary Of A Somebody received five stars in the Guardian and sold out for its six week run at the Seven Dials Playhouse.

His debut short film The Start of Nothing had its world premiere at BAFTA-qualifying London Short Film Festival 2021 and went on to screen at festivals across the world, winning best short at the Love Story Film Festival. His second short film They Just Use The Sky, shot on ARRI, is currently entering the festival circuit. His feature film Chaos is in development with the BFI.

He is also an actor, with credits in high-profile Hollywood, UK and European TV & Feature productions, as well theatres across the UK.

Contains themes of racism, mention of war, death and killing, blood, and flashing lights.

Photos: Lidia Crisafulli

Creative Team

* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist

Nico Pimparé*

Blythe Brett*

Movement Director
Anna Alvarez*

Intimacy Director
Christina Fulcher*

Music Support
Emma Fraser*

Lighting Designer / Production LX
Ciara Brady

Sound Designer / Production Sound Engineer
Jorge Clarkson

Costume Supervisor
Tabitha Stock*

Voice Director
Sofia Jones*


Harry Chalmers-Morris

Ava Hinds-Jones

Jacob Mechan

Melchizedek Oketch

Mahaila Palmer

Taneetrah Porter

Alfayd Raji

Jade Dharma Roberts

Moses Walsh

Production Team

* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist

Stage Manager on Book
Erin Blake

Technical Stage Manager
Simon Fleming

Production Manager
Nic Donithorn*

Photos: SRTaylor Photography