Fuel and Black Theatre Live take to the road once again, this time bringing us ‘An Evening with an Immigrant‘, the critically acclaimed, new one-man show starring modern poetry master, Inua Ellams.
With so much praise being thrown at Inua, we thought we’d find out more about the Fringe star.
Born in Nigeria in 1984, Inua 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 (a one-man show which he performed) was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival and his third, Black T-Shirt Collection ran at the National Theatre. He is currently working on Barber Shop Chronicles – a new play, and a poetry pamphlet called #AfterHours. In graphic art & design, online and in print, he tries to mix the old with the new, juxtaposing textire and pigment, with flat shades of colour and vector images. He lives and works from London, where he founded The Midnight Run, a nocturnal urban excursion.
What the press are saying about ‘An Evening with an Immigrant‘:
“His words are incredible… The poems are just stunning.” – Everything Theatre
“His writing is aromatic. He can capture the smell of a place, the sense of a moment, as well as anyone.” – Whatsonstage
“Ellams’ poetry gleams with a dusty, worn, deeply original beauty and he remains such wonderfully generous company to keep on stage.” – Metro
You can learn more about this or book your tickets HERE.