The Fishermen at The Market Theatre


As part of their Contintental Season celebrating African thought, art and theatre, the Market Foundation presents Chigozie Obieme’s The Fishermen adapted by Gbolahan Obisesan. Starring stage veterans Siyabonga Thwala and Warren Masemola, this is a must-see. So, get your tickets ASAP! 

What Is It?

Chigozie Obieme’s debut novel The Fishermen (2015), is a Cain and Abel-esque story of tragic proportions. Obieme effortlessly transports the reader to the quiet Nigerian town of Akure, as he interweaves colourful characters with story. The novel tells the tale of four brothers growing up in Western Nigeria. The brothers, Ike, Boja , Obembe and Ben are given a violent prophecy which shakes their family to the core. Set in the 1990s, during the rule of Sani Abacha, The Fishermen has been lauded by critics as an essential 21st century African novel.

Thanks to the novels great success, Gbolahan Obisesan has adapted the book into a play. As part of their Continental Season celebrating Africa, the Market Theatre present The Fishermen this July.  Starring theatre and television veterans Siyabonga Thwala and Warren Masemola, this is a definite must-see.

When Is It?

Friday, 12 July – Sunday, 4 August 2019.

Show times:

Tuesday – Saturday  at 20:15

Sunday at 15:15

Where Is It?

The Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana Str, Newtown, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R70 – R150 per person. To book tickets contact 011 832 1641 (ext 203) / 083 246 4950.

For more information

For more information, visit the Market Theatre website.

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Contact the Box Office on 011 832 1641 or via email at Thulih@markettheatre.co.za

2019-07-12 00:00:00 2019-08-04 18:00:00 Africa/Johannesburg The Fishermen at The Market Theatre https://joburg.co.za/the-fishermen-at-the-market-theatre/ 56 Margaret Mcingana Str, Newtown, Johannesburg. Joburg.co.za Thulih@markettheatre.co.za

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