When: 20th November – 1st December 2018, at 7.30pm (Saturday matinee at 3pm)
Where: Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL
£: Tickets cost £10 – £22 (Suitable for ages 12+)
What is it?
Following an award-winning run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a sold out week at the Arcola in September; New Perspectives adaptation of the Booker Prize-nominated novel, The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma, will return to the Arcola for a two-week run.
Gbolahan Obisesan has adapted the story of four brothers torn apart by a prophecy. In a small Nigerian town, Ben and Obembe slip away to fish at a forbidden river, along with their two older brothers. Risking the wrath of their father, who expects great things of them all, they continue unnoticed and carefree until one day the prophecy of a madman changes the course of their lives.
The Fishermen is the debut novel by Nigerian author Chigozie Obioma. It was nominated for the 2015 Man Booker Prize, and was named a best book of the year by the Observer, the Economist, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Gbolahan Obisesan is a director and Fringe First winning writer. His previous plays include an adaption of Pigeon English (Bristol Old Vic, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013), and the Fringe First winning Mad About the Boy (2011).
New Perspectives is an East Midlands based company with over 40 years’ experience of touring highly original productions to venues of all sizes across the UK, from mid-scale theatres to village halls.
New Perspectives are currently touring Crossings, a first-time collaboration with West Midlands theatre company Pentabus.