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Writer : Gbolahan Obisesan (adapted from the award-winning book by Chigozie Obioma. )
Director : Jack McNamara
Designer : Amelia Jane Hankin
Lighting Designer : Amy Mae
Sound Designer : Adam McCready (Poetical Machines Ltd)

"Everything about this production is class" Reviewsphere
"An elegant adaptation...Brimming with talent" Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
"A supreme piece of theatre" The Stage
"Stonking performances" Fest
"Moving...spellbinding" Daily Mail
"Phenominal performances...fast paced" BritishTheatre.com
"Two towering performances...breathtaking" The Skinny
See THE FISHERMEN live!
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"something very special" The Guardian
"stunningly good" Manchester Theatre Awards
"a catch" What's on Stage
In a small Nigerian town, Ben and Obembe, along with their two older brothers, slip away to fish at a forbidden river. Unnoticed and carefree, they continue 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, New Perspectives, in association with HOME, presents this powerful allegory of brotherhood, vengeance and fate in a new adaptation by award-winning playwright Gbolahan Obisesan.

"One of the most surreal but gratifying experiences of my life so far was seeing the stage adaptation of my debut novel, The Fishermen, at the sold-out HOME in Manchester. When New Perspectives first floated the idea of having only two characters play an entire family of 8, I thought they were mad. But they pulled it off--big time, And with the talented two-man cast, the playwright, the director, and crew, the final product is, frankly, a theatrical marvel."
Chigozie Obiama, 2018

THE FISHERMEN
Photography by Pamela Raith
"breath-taking" North West End
"a thrilling hour of fast-paced action" The Greater Manchester Reviewer

See THE FISHERMEN live!
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Welcome

New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre company, with a specialty in creating dynamic performances for rural audiences. We make ambitious and original theatre, focusing on new writing, adaptations and revivals, which we present in community settings and venues nationally and internationally. We provide career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and manage the rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts . 

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TOURING

IN 2018

THE FISHERMEN
 
Inspired by the Man Booker shortlisted novel

A FORTUNATE MAN
A poignant tribute to doctors and the NHS
 
CROSSINGS
A New Perspectives and Pentabus co-production

IN 2018
Spring 2019 tour booking

 A Finnish Melancomedy
 
IN DEVELOPMENT
 
Love and food combined as Indian film adapted for stage
 

NEWS

RURAL COMMISSION TO MARK END OF WW1
Leading rural touring companies join forces for the first time. Find out more here
 
WHEN JACK MET CHIGOZIE...
NP Artistic Director and The Fishermen novelist Q&A session via Facebook LIVE Find out more here
 
SISYPHUS IN SARAJEVO! 
Be Festival Mess Award winner Sisyphus is invited to Bosnia and Herzegovina's international festival in 2019. Find out more here

COLLECTING BOSTON STORIES
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AMBITIOUS DRAMA FOR 2018
Touring an increasingly adventurous new theatre to spaces of all shapes and sizes in 2018. Find out more here...

Listen to a new bank of fascinating audio stories collected in Mansfield Find out more here...
 
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