In a small Nigerian town, Ben and Obembe slip away to fish at a forbidden river. They continue unnoticed and carefree – 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, Chigozie Obioma, this powerful allegory of brotherhood, vengeance and fate arrives in a new stage adaptation by award-winning playwright Gbolahan Obisesan.
Recommended as a show you won’t want to miss in 2018 by the BBC.
Olukoga and Ajao are absolute masters of their craft
Superb adaptation of Chigozie Obioma’s novel set in a small Nigerian town (Review from Edinburgh Festival)
Michael Ajao and Valentine Olukoga deliver humour and heartache in this cleverly adapted Chigozie Obioma story of Nigerian childhood (Review from Manchester run)
Gbolahan Obisesan's adaptation not only stays true to its style, its storytelling simple but succulent, but teases out its core truth with a smart use of form (Review from Manchester run)