An Evening with an Immigrant

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

Tour Dates

Date Time Venue Booking Information
20/11/2017 7pm Quarterhouse
21/11/2017 7.30pm Norden Farm Centre for the Arts
22/11/2017 7.30pm The Junction
23/11/2017 7.30pm Gosport Discovery Centre
28/11/2017 7.30pm Regis Centre
29/11/2017 7.30pm The Woodville
30/11/2017 7.30pm The Bay Theatre
01/12/2017 8pm Dorchester Arts
02/12/2017 7.30pm Bridport Arts Centre