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The Fishermen

Presented by New Perspectives

Writer Chigozie Obioma (a new adaptation by Gbolahan Obisesan)
Director 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, in association with HOME, presents this powerful allegory of brotherhood, vengeance and fate in a new adaptation by award-winning playwright Gbolahan Obisesan.

WINNER OF A STAGE AWARD 2018 FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES

"Everything about this performance is class" ***** Reviewsphere
"An elegant adaptation... Brimming with talent" ***** Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
"A supreme piece of theatre" **** The Stage
"Stonking perfrmances" **** Fest
"Moving... spellbinding" **** Daily Mail
"Phenomenal performances... fast paced" **** BritishTheatre.com
"Two towering performances... breathtaking" **** The Skinny

1 hour 10 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for ages 12+

Watch the mesmerising rehearsal footage:

Eat Nigerian - Available from 5.30pm in the Pavilion Café, with last orders 45 minutes before the start of the production.