The Fishermen


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.
The Fishermen at Arcola Theatre

Photo by Robert Day


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 20 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 1 December 2018
Running time:1 hr 10 mins
Age suitability: 14+

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Background


After a sold-out first run and UK tour, The Fishermen transfers to Arcola Studio 1.


Note: the production contains: violence, flashing/strobe Lights, haze, consumption of peanuts.


Synopsis


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.


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Theatre


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24 Ashwin Street
Dalston
London E8 3DL

Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 20 November 2018

Press night:Thursday 22 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 1 December 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 3-00pm

Tickets


Standard:
£22, £19, £15, £10

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Cast


Michael Ajao

Valentine Olukoga


Creatives


Author: Chigozie Obioma, adapted by Gbolahan Obisesan
Director: Jack McNamara
Designer: Amelia Jane Hankin
Lighting: Amy Mae
Sound: Adam McCready (Poetical Machines Ltd)
Production: New Perspectives in association with HOME

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