Event Date and time: 24 March – 25 March 2017

Venue Details: Tara Theatre | 356 Garratt Lane, London | SW18 4ES

Organisers: Tara Theatre 

Event website: An Evening with an Immigrant 

Event cost: £15.50

Written & performed by Inua Ellams

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.

Inua Ellam’s next major project is the Barber Shop Chronicles at the National Theatre in 30 May – 8 July 2017.

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