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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)

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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.

The Fishermen - in rehearsal
Photography by Robert Day

See THE FISHERMEN live:
MANCHESTER: 19 - 26 July, HOME tickets click here
EDINBURGH: 2 - 27 August, Assembly Studio Two, George Square tickets click here

UK TOUR: 12 September - 6 October
Derby, Peterborough, Wickenby, London, Hertford, Oxford, Bromsgrove, Nottingham, Cambridge
tour dates here

"An elegy to lost promise" The Guardian

"Astonishing first novel...a remarkable, mythic book." Alice Walker, Author of The Color Purple.

PLUS ALSO IN EDINBURGH THIS SUMMER

A Fortunate Man


Running time: 70

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

Spring 2019 tour booking

IN DEVELOPMENT

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

NEWS

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

THE FISHERMEN
One of Africa's new voices inspires stage adaptation. Find out more here...
 
Listen to a new bank of fascinating audio stories collected in Mansfield Find out more here...
 
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