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Writer : Chigozie Obioma (A new adaptation by Gbolahan Obisesan)
Director : Jack McNamara

In a small Nigerian town, unbeknown to their parents, four young brothers decide to go to fishing at a forbidden river. They meet a local madman who utters a terrifying prophecy that one will kill the other. At that moment their destinies change forever. This chance encounter unleashes a spiral of fear which leads to a tragic chain of events of mythic proportions.

Based on the Man Booker Prize shortlisted novel by one of Africa's major new voices, New Perspective, in association with HOME, presents this powerful allegory of love, vengeance and fate in a new adaptation by award-winning playwright Gbolahan Obisesan.

"An elegy to lost promise" The Guardian

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

For further information and 2018 Autumn Tour availability please contact Sally Anne Tye on 07966 454387 or email [email protected]

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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
Jane Upton's autobiographical new play

Touring in 2018 due to popular demand
 
A poignant tribute to doctors and the NHS

THE FISHERMEN
Inspired by the Man Booker shortlisted novel

IN DEVELOPMENT
THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST
A Finnish melancomedy adapted for stage
 
 

NEWS

A UNIVERSAL RELATIONSHIP
Writer Jane Upton and designer Sara Perks share some memories. Find out more here...

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Harvest Equinox marked the opening of Richard Bean's epic comedy...Find out more here...
 
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Listen to a new bank of fascinating audio stories collected in Mansfield Find out more here...
 
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND SUPPORT
New Perspectives secure four year funding to continue to tour great theatre and events to rural communities across the East Midlands and beyond Find out more here..
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