New Perspectives in association with HOME

The Fishermen

Written by Chigozie Obiama, adapted for the stage by Gbolahan Obisesan Directed by Jack McNamara

In a small Nigerian town, Ben and Obembe, along with their two older brothers, slip away to fish at a forbidden river. Unnoticed and carefree, they continue until one day the prophecy of a madman changes the course of their lives forever.

Based on the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel by one of Africa’s major new voices, New Perspectives presents this powerful allegory of brotherhood, vengeance and fate in a new adaptation by award-winning playwright Gbolahan Obisesan.

Age Guidance: 12+


"Jack McNamara’s strong direction [delivers] moments of brilliance…The Fishermen is a production with a spark of something very special.”

The Guardian

"Gbolahan Obisesan’s adaptation not only stays true to its style, its storytelling simple but succulent, but teases out its core truth with a smart use of form"

What's On Stage

"A supreme piece of theatre"

The Stage

The Fishermen

26 September 2018 - 8:00 pm
27 September 2018 - 8:00 pm
28 September 2018 - 8:00 pm

Full Price: £16
Concession: £14
Members: 15% off

Extra information

Join us for a post-show talk on Wednesday 26 September

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