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‘Ellams’ poetry gleams with a dusty, worn, deeply original beauty.’
Stateless, unpapered, in limbo.
Born in Nigeria to a Muslim father and Christian mother, Inua Ellams fled with his family to England at age 12. An Evening with an Immigrant is his potent personal account of life as an immigrant told through poetry and music.
A charismatic and engaging performer, Ellams tells his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant story – 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.
Littered with vivid hip hop inflected poems and amusing anecdotes, this captivating evening is a hilarious and heartbreaking triumph of storytelling.
90min including interval
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Sat 25 Feb, 9.30pm
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