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The Fishermen: New Perspectives

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.


Writer Chigozie Obioma (A new adaptation by Gbolahan Obisesan) 

Director Jack McNamara


"Everything about this production is class" Reviewsphere 

"An elegant adaptation...Brimming with talent" Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

"A supreme piece of theatre" The Stage

"Stonking performances" Fest 

"Moving...spellbinding" Daily Mail 

"Phenominal paced" 

"Two towering performances...breathtaking" The Skinny 

"something very special" The Guardian

"stunningly good" Manchester Theatre Awards

"a catch" What's on Stage




Running time: approx 70 minutes (no interval)

Age recommendation: 12 years+


Tuesday 2nd October 2018 at 7.30pm


£10 - over 60s, students & under 16s


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