In a small Nigerian town Ben, Obembe and their two older brothers slip away to fish at a forbidden river. Unnoticed and carefree they continue until 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’ critically acclaimed award-winning production of Chigozie Obioma’s powerful allegory of brotherhood, vengeance and fate adapted by Gbolahan Obisesan arrives in the West End for the first time.
The Fishermen was the debut novel by Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma. It was nominated for the 2015 Man Booker Prize, and was named best book of the year by the Observer, the Economist, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.
New Perspectives are a leading touring theatre company based in the East Midlands, making new work for a wide range of audiences and spaces. They aim to create productions that the audience doesn’t expect, to provoke thought and to excite imaginations.
The Fishermen tickets are available now.