A repertoire of twelve one-person plays during September and October,
using the Bridge’s flexible auditorium to provide 250 socially distanced seats.
If the season is delayed, automatic refunds will be given for cancelled performances.

An Evening with an Immigrant

18 September - 15 October 2020 Choose Dates & Book

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 ★★★★
Choose Dates & Book

Ticket prices
£29.50, £22.50, £15, £10
Download TodayTix to get exclusive £15 daily rush tickets

Approx 90mins, no interval


We'd love to keep you up to date with our news and productions


Inua Ellams
Inua Ellams


Inua Ellams
Music selection
DJ Sid Mercutio