The Fishermen - Sep 2018

The Fishermen - Sep 2018

Arcola Theatre · 17 SEP - 22 SEP

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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.

Overview

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.

Critic reviews

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)

WhatsOnStage

Michael Ajao and Valentine Olukoga deliver humour and heartache in this cleverly adapted Chigozie Obioma story of Nigerian childhood (Review from Manchester run)

The Guardian

Superb adaptation of Chigozie Obioma’s novel set in a small Nigerian town (Review from Edinburgh Festival)

The Stage

Olukoga and Ajao are absolute masters of their craft

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Date & time

Show ended
Mon 17 Sep - Sat 22 Sep, 3.30pm & 8pm
Runtime: 1 hr 10 mins

Venue

Arcola Theatre
24 Ashwin St E8 3DL London, UK · Get Directions
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