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New Perspectives Theatre in association with HOME presents

The Fishermen

By Chigozie Obioma, adapted for the stage by Gbolahan Obisesan and Directed by Jack McNamara.

In a small Nigerian town, unbeknownst to their parents, four young brothers decide to go to fishing at a forbidden river. They meet a local madman who utters a terrifying prophecy that one will kill the other. At that moment their destinies change forever. This chance encounter unleashes a spiral of fear which leads to a tragic chain of events of mythic proportions.

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

“Astonishing first novel…a remarkable, mythic book.” – Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple

“An elegy to lost promise.” – The Guardian