Black Theatre Live


The Fishermen

Writer : Gbolahan Obisesan (adapted from the award-winning book by Chigozie Obioma. ) 
Director : Jack McNamara
Designer : Amelia Jane Hankin
Lighting Designer : Amy Mae
Sound Designer : Adam McCready (Poetical Machines Ltd)

Michael Ajao recently appeared in Br'er Cotton at Theatre503 "Michael Ajao is superb as the hot-headed, soft-hearted teenage revolutionary, his swagger suggesting an air of adopted certainty..." Matt Trueman WhatsOnStage

He previously appeared in The Lorax at The Old Vic. He made his screen debut in Attack at the Block directed by Joe Cornish and also played the role of Corey Draper in Tiger Aspect's Cuffsfor BBC. He was recently on tour with the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's production of Lord of the Flies as Maurice following his appearance in Liberian Girl at the Royal Court. Michael attended the BRIT School.

Valentine Olukoga began as a prospect with Synergy Theatre Project. Since his 2012 stage debut in Glengarry Glen Ross at HMP Brixton he has appeared in many theatre productions including Cape (Synergy Theatre Project/ UnicornTheatre) The Suicide (The National Theatre). He is most recognised for his roles as Killer in The Royal Courts Liberian Girl and as Brandon in ITVs Unforgotten.