Inua Ellams and Fuel present

An Evening With An Immigrant - Digital Stream

Tue 15 - Sat 19 Jun



Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England in 1996 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 autobiographical Fringe First Award-winning play The 14th Tale, but much of it is untold. Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, Inua tells his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, experiencing prejudice and friendship in Dublin, performing solo 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.

As part of the act of sharing stories and experiences of migration and global human movement across borders, An Evening with an Immigrant will coincide with Refugee Week 2021.

An Evening with an Immigrant was filmed at The Bridge Theatre in November 2020, and is presented on Fuel Digital.

Age Recommendation 14+ – Contains mentions of female sexual violence and threats of violence.
Running time: 90 minutes including a 1 minute interval



Booking for this event is hosted by Fuel on Eventbrite. To book your tickets, please click here.

English captions by Stagetext are available on each performance.

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Written and performed by Inua Ellams
Music Selection DJ Sid Mercutio
A film by Tea Films
Title sequence by Airship 23

Lead image by Oliver Holms

This show is being presented in partnership with multiple venues from across the UK including Curve, the Albany, ArtsDepot, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Coombe Farm Studios, Derby Theatre, Leeds Playhouse, Lyceum Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Norwich Arts Centre, Omnibus Theatre, Pound Arts, Rose Theatre and Stratford Circus.