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The Fishermen Tickets

London Play
Praise for Chigozie Obioma’s novel: “An elegy to lost promise” – The Guardian
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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Rated 4.8 out of 5 (33 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Sep 5, 2019

    Touching play

  • Review Avatar Sep 11, 2019

    I truly enjoyed this production. The performances were superb!

  • Review Avatar Sep 11, 2019

    The show was amazing!

  • Review Avatar Sep 12, 2019

    Absolutely brilliant

  • Review Avatar Sep 13, 2019

    Absolutely loved this production. Hope both actors all the best in the future. They were fantastic

  • Review Avatar Sep 15, 2019

    Fantastic, powerful, moving performances. Highly recommend

  • Review Avatar Sep 17, 2019

    The show had amazing intensity. The intimate theatre and spare setting made it very engaging. The set was very versatile and imaginative and both actors gave really strong performances in several roles. I had read the book and this play brought it to life beautifully. A friend who had not read the book found the story slightly confusing, but still appreciated the skill and emotion of the drama.

  • Review Avatar Sep 18, 2019

    I go to the theatre a lot but seldom come across a play like this, which is original, brilliantly acted, and dramatically sustained for the whole of its exciting 70 minutes.

  • Review Avatar Sep 19, 2019

    Strong performances all round and a well told story. Highly recommend this show.

  • Review Avatar Sep 20, 2019

    The Fishermen was an amazing adaptation. David and Valentine gave superb and very clever performances, playing multiple characters with feeling. Great vision from the director for imagining how this would work and congratulations to the writer Chigozie!

  • Review Avatar Sep 20, 2019

    A strong performance from both actors on an emotive topic.

  • Review Avatar Sep 22, 2019

    Exceptional display of emotions and acting skill by the actors. The simple stage setting elevates the visualization of the story, like reading a captivating first class novel.

  • Review Avatar Sep 22, 2019

    Great show, like nothing I’ve seen before!

  • Review Avatar Sep 22, 2019

    Amazing, thought provoking, and touching story performed so well by 2 amazing actors.

  • Review Avatar Sep 23, 2019

    This play is excellence personified. The cast, the subject matter, and the intimate venue all complemented each other to make this a memorable experience.

  • Review Avatar Sep 26, 2019

    Efficient easy service

  • Review Avatar Sep 27, 2019

    Had no idea what we were going to watch and couldn’t have been more impressed. Play, cast, venue. All perfect

  • Review Avatar Sep 28, 2019

    fantastic performances. Amazing direction. Really funny and sad.

  • Review Avatar Oct 3, 2019

    Fantastic play, exceptional actors, really emotive and at times very funny.

  • Review Avatar Oct 3, 2019

    The show was Amazing, worth every penny. The play was a great blend of humour and seriousness - the only minor issue was that the theatre itself it too cold - I had to keep my coat and scarf on. But I fully intend to go again with some other friends as the play really did the book justice - I can’t wait to watch it again