An Evening with an Immigrant

Date:Wed 22 Nov
Price:£12.50 (£8 con)

Written and performed by Inua Ellams. Produced by Fuel. Presented with house. 

Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, in 1996 award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England 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 hilarious autobiographical Edinburgh Fringe First Award-winning play The 14th Tale, but much of it is untold. Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, Inua will tell his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, directing an arts festival at his college in Dublin, performing solo shows 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.

Winner of Liberty’s Human Rights Arts Award 2017

★★★★ WhatsOnStage ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ The Times ★★★★ A Younger Theatre 

"He can capture the smell of a place, the sense of a moment" ★★★★ The Stage

“The dramatist and poet tells the tale of his tortuous path to the UK from Nigeria with passion and humour.” ★★★★ The Guardian

“…vivid, multilayered piece of storytelling.” ★★★★ The Times 

“His poems are original and brimming with life…He can make the everyday seem remarkable.” ★★★★ A Younger Theatre

★★★★ WhatsOnStage




Suitable for ages 12+

Duration: 1 hr 30 (including interval)

Bar and Box Office open 1 hour before show start time.

All prices shown include a booking fee.


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