An Evening with an Immigrant

An Evening with an Immigrant 2.5

Written and performed by Inua Ellams

Inua Ellams and Fuel present

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.

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★ ★ ★ ★ The Stage
‘His words are incredible… The poems are just stunning.’ Everything Theatre

Tour Dates

Date Time Venue
20/11/2017 - 20/11/2017 Quarterhouse
21/11/2017 - 21/11/2017 Norden Farm Centre for the Arts
22/11/2017 - 22/11/2017 The Junction
23/11/2017 - 23/11/2017 Gosport Discovery Centre
24/11/2017 - 24/11/2017 The Curve
28/11/2017 - 28/11/2017 Regis Centre
29/11/2017 - 29/11/2017 The Woodville
30/11/2017 - 30/11/2017 The Bay Theatre
01/12/2017 - 01/12/2017 Dorchester Arts
02/12/2017 - 02/12/2017 Bridport Arts Centre