by Chigozie Obioma
adapted for the stage by Gbolahan Obsisesan
directed by Jack McNamara
In a small Nigerian town Ben, Obembe and their two older brothers slip away to fish at a forbidden river. Unnoticed and carefree they continue until 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’ critically acclaimed award-winning production of Chigozie Obioma’s powerful allegory of brotherhood, vengeance and fate adapted by Gbolahan Obisesan arrives in the West End for the first time.
New Perspectives is a registered charity (no. 1058309) and is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
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