Inua Ellams and Fuel theatre with Black theatre live present, a piece written and performed by Inua Ellams which will be performed in various venues this month (March).
“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.”
It will be showing in:
Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle 7th & 8th March (7:30pm).
Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham 9th March (8:00pm).
Derby Theatre 11th March (8:00pm).
Warwick Arts Centre 13th & 14th March (7:45pm).
Lighthouse, Poole 15th March (8:00pm).
Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London 16 – 18th March (7:00pm).
The Key Theatre, Peterborough 22nd March (7:45pm).
Theatre Royal Margate 23rd March (7:30 pm).
Tara Theatre, London 24th & 25th March (7:30pm).
Described by Everything Theatre as “His words are incredible … The poems are just stunning”
A bit about Inua: