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Trafalgar Studios 2, London4.833 reviews
The Fishermen returns to London for 5 weeks at Trafalgar Studios 2

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The Fishermen at Trafalgar Studios for Limited run tickets available now!

After two sold-out runs at the Arcola Theatre and an extremely successful UK tour, Chigozie Obioma's The Fishermen has come to London's Trafalgar Studios 2. The Fishermen tickets have been in increasingly high demand at each of the runs, and the Trafalgar Studios run looks to be no different. Make sure you get your tickets early to avoid missing out on this incredible show. 

Ben and Obembe live carefree lives in their small Nigerian town. They sneak off to fish in the river even though it has been forbidden. They live their lives in relative calm and normalcy. This all changes when one day a madman makes a prophecy that will change their lives, and the lives of their family forever. This touching journey through memory, relationships and fate comes to life on the Trafalgar Studios stage guaranteeing to keep you on the edge of your seat. 

Chigozie Obioma's The Fishermen adapted by Gbolahan Obisesan

The 2015 Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel by Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen, caught the attention of the literary world. Now considered one of Africa’s major new voices, Chigozie Obioma's work was very quickly recognized for its stage potential.  This powerful allegory of brotherhood, vengeance and destiny was crafted into a fast-paced two-hander by award-winning playwright Gbolahan Obisesan. The Nigerian British director, actor and writer was made the Young Vic Genesis Fellow and Associate Director in 2015. His work has won a Jerwood Directors Award and a Fringe First for best play. He has also been nominated for an OffWestEnd Theatre Award and an Olivier Award. Casting for the production will be announced in due course. 

Tickets for The Fishermen are available for 5 weeks only. Do not miss your opportunity to catch this incredible show as it comes to London's Trafalgar Studios for an extremely limited run. Book The Fishermen tickets now to ensure the best seats at the best prices and guarantee you won't miss out on this tremendous show. 

Additional Information

Age restriction

This production is suitable for ages 12+

Running time

1hr 10min

Performance dates

3 September - 12 October


This production includes violence, flashing/strobe lights, haze and the consumption of cashew nuts.

Venue Information

Trafalgar Studios 214 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY, United Kingdom, London, SW1A 2DY

Customer Reviews

33 reviews4.8

Valued Customer18th October

Great actors. Having read the book helped immensely.

Miss Eve11th October

A successful rendition of The Fishermem! Inspiring, haunting, and laugh out loud funny! I have never been more proud of two young men and the message they have chosen to spread in London !

Sophie Julien-Lees11th October

Wonderful performance by two very talented actors. Really enjoyed the play.

Fifa109th October

Excellent, thought-provoking, dramatically staged production. A very enjoyable evening.

Anne 9th October

The story was very powerful and stirred up strong feelings in me family life. The language was beautifully crafted. The 2 actors were superb.

Ola Orebiyi9th October

Fantastic actors, beautifully directed play, very good storyline. Took me back home to Nigeria for sure. You could see these actors had done their homework; they effortlessly transported me as an audience member, into the atmosphere they were setting. At no point was lost in the time zones they were creating either. My only thing is, and this isn't the fault of anybody in particular, I'd have loved to see it in a bigger stage - due to the amount of action, I'd have loved a little bit more space between myself and the actors as I felt I was in the way a couple of times when they were running past me. That doesn't take away from the fantastic play that this is though.

Okra Boli9th October

Incredible skills displayed by the actors and amazing story ! I wish it was running for longer. I highly recommend it !!!

customer6th October

Absolutely amazing show! I was blown away!

K5th October

An exceptionally well executed show! Brilliant actors that really made the audience feel every single emotion of the play! The storyline was a bit of a hard pill to swallow when it became very serious but that just shows what kind of impact the actors had! Absolutely wonderful!

Andrew Cooke5th October

I thought strong performances by both actors and thoroughly enjoyed the range of emotions and introspection it evoked! Well done!

Sheila Francis5th October

This was an incredibly powerful show. The performance of the two actors filled the venue and populated it with many colourful characters. There was a great deal of humour among moments of intense drama and sadness. Many images from this production will stay with me for a long time.

Dominic Armstrong5th October

Fantastic performances and brilliantly crafted two hander