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 3 years before retuning 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 most of it is untold. For one night only, 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.


Author: Inua Ellams
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

Archive listings for An Evening with an Immigrant

Work type: One person show.


Company Fuel. Performer Inua Ellams.
15 Jun 21 to 19 Jun 21Rose Theatre Kingston, Kingston :: V051452426
listing details L01487370847
18 Sep 20 to 7 Nov 20Bridge Theatre, Inner London :: V01649084045
listing details L0160614316


Company Fuel. Performer Inua Ellams.
1 Dec 17Dorchester Arts Centre, Dorchester :: V1068
listing details L18513044
21 Nov 17Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead :: V1294444431
listing details L0281126990
19 Oct 17The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
listing details L1524260952
19 Oct 17Theatre Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare :: V0772889438
listing details L783246829
14 Oct 17Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V01767488690
listing details L1703064634
21 Aug 17 to 25 Aug 17Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
listing details L01805259852
23 Jul 17Minerva Theatre, Chichester :: V1310317653
listing details L1616247886
25 Apr 17South Street Arts Centre, Reading :: V736
listing details L0781447234
24 Mar 17 to 25 Mar 17Tara Theatre, Outer London :: V292
listing details L0802891311
23 Mar 17Theatre Royal, Margate :: V685
listing details L2077864720
21 Mar 17Key Theatre, Peterborough :: V27
listing details L0890069077
16 Mar 17 to 18 Mar 17Stratford Circus, Outer London :: V1222144777
listing details L01476088194
15 Mar 17Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
listing details L2005861010
13 Mar 17 to 14 Mar 17Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L02089873291
11 Mar 17Derby Theatre, Derby :: V1830193620
listing details L6680260
9 Mar 17Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham :: V984
listing details L1928664102
2 Feb 17New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich :: V81
listing details L1663883481
28 Jan 17 to 29 Jan 17Brighton Dome, Brighton :: V655
listing details L0149460621
24 Nov 16Lakeside Theatre, Colchester :: V36
listing details L0420605134
12 Oct 16 to 13 Oct 16The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
listing details L0121031068
19 Jul 16 to 23 Jul 16Soho Theatre, Inner London :: V1035
listing details L807015956
20 Jul 15Soho Theatre, Inner London :: V1035
listing details L344258673

Other listings

11 Nov 17The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter :: V1892701352
listing details L01201462205

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