An Evening with an Immigrant
Presented by Inua Ellams and Fuel.
Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England in 1996 aged 12, moved to Ireland for three years, before returning to London and starting work as a writer and graphic designer.
Part of this story was documented in his autobiographical Fringe First Award-winning play The 14th Tale, but much of it is untold. Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, Inua tells his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, experiencing prejudice and friendship in Dublin, performing solo at the National Theatre, and drinking wine with the Queen of England, all the while without a country to belong to or place to call home.
“Ellams’ account disrupts the prevailing insiders' perspective to provide the immigrant's perspective that often goes unheard”What's On Stage ★★★★★
“He tells his story with passion and rich, warm humour”The Guardian ★★★★
“His words are incredible… the poems are just stunning”Everything Theatre ★★★★
£29.50, £22.50, £15, £10
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Approx 90mins, including a short 10min interval
Extra performances w/c 2 Nov will be on sale to Priority Members Thursday 8 October, 10am & general public Friday 9 October 10am
BSL signed performance – Tuesday 3 November 7:30pm