PRESENTED BY TOBACCO FACTORY THEATRES BEYOND
Written and Performed by Inua Ellams
By turns funny and heartbreaking, we are thrilled to present this autobiographical piece of storytelling by award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams.
Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered to be Boko Haram territory, in 1996 at the age of 12,
Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England. He then moved to Ireland
briefly before returning to London and starting work as a writer
and graphic designer.
Part of his fascinating story was documented in his hilarious, Edinburgh Fringe First Award-winning play The 14th Tale, but much of it is untold. Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, over the course of an evening, Inua tells his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story of escaping extremist 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.
Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is an award-winning poet, playwright and founder of the Midnight Run – an international, arts-filled, night-time urban walking experience. Identity, displacement and destiny are recurring themes in his work, in which he tries mixing the old with the new, the traditional with the contemporary.
Check out Inua’s video interview for Canvas below.
- RUNNING TIME1hr 30mins (inc. interval)
- AGE RECOMMENDATION12+
Please note that The Cube Microplex is a membership venue and, for
non-members, there will be a £1 charge on the door for lifetime membership.
An Evening With An Immigrant is part of BEYOND, our off-site season, and is playing at The Cube Microplex.
Over the years, the building that houses The Cube has been home to many different organisations but it is now an eclectic arts venue run by volunteers. It is fiercely independent and presents work that cannot easily be categorised; and that is why we love it.
How to get there
Dove Street South [off top-left of King Square], Kingsdown, Bristol, BS2 8JD
From Bristol City Centre
It is a 10 minute walk from Cabot Circus or a 3 minute drive with limited on street parking. NB please do not park in the car park in front of The Cube’s main entrance or you risk being fined.
It is 13 minutes by car or 30 minutes by bus (take the 24 to Nelson Street, then it’s a 9 minute walk).
NB: These directions are only a guide. We recommend planning your journey in advance.
How to book
You can book tickets through Tobacco Factory Theatres.
Venue Info cubecinema.com
Business Club Members can get 2 for 1 tickets to the performance on Wed 12 October. Book early as this offer is subject to availability. To claim please quote your company promotion code over the phone or in person at the Box Office. Please bring proof of the company you work for.