The Fishermen

by Chigozie Obioma – New Perspectives

15th September 2018

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 GbolahanObisesan.

“It really packs a punch” The Stage on Harvest
“Supremely stylish” The Times on Darkness Darkness
“Gripping from start to finish” Derby Telegraph on Playland

Approx 70 minutes with no interval – a Q&A session follows the performance