An Evening With An Immigrant continues its UK tour with London performances at Stratford Circus Arts Centre and Tara Arts.
Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, 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. Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, An Evening With An Immigrant tells of his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, 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.
Born in Nigeria in 1984, Ellams is an internationally touring poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist & designer. He has published three pamphlets of poetry: ‘Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars’, ‘Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales’ and ‘The Wire-Headed Heathen’. His first play The 14th Tale was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival and his third, Black T-Shirt Collection, ran at the National Theatre, where his new play, Barber Shop Chronicles, will open in May 2017.
An Evening WIth An Immigrant tours the UK until 22 April 2017. For more information and to book tickets, visit the website.