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An Evening with an Immigrant

  • Venue: Other Space
  • Duration: 90 minutes, including a 1-minute interval
  • Age Guidance: 14+
  • Triggers & Advisories: Click here for details.
    Triggers & Advisories

    Includes mentions of female sexual violence and threats of violence.

    Themes include: home, family, migration, identity, friendship, politics, personal history

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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, left Nigeria for England in 1996, aged 12.

Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, Inua tells his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, finding 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 a 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. It was filmed at The Bridge Theatre in November 2020 and is presented on Fuel Digital.

Booking Tickets

The performance will be streamed on Tue 15, Wed 16, Thu 17, Sat 19 June at 7.30pm and Fri 18 June at 9pm.

Tickets £10

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

Theatre Club

Hosted by writer Maddy Costa, Theatre Club is an open friendly space for audiences to meet post-show and share what they thought. It’s not like a Q&A – no one who made the show will be there – so we can ask each other questions and say what we really felt, whether we were fascinated, bored, annoyed, confused or anything in between.

Thu 17 June 9.10pm – Book here (Free)

Please note: booking a place at Theatre Club does not give you access to the show. You need to book a separate ticket to see An Evening with an Immigrant here and to be able to join the Theatre Club conversation you should watch any performance from Tue 15 -Thu 17 June.

Cast & Credits

Writer & performer Inua Ellams / Music selection DJ Sid Mercutio / A film by Tea Films / Title sequence Airship 23 / Captions Stagetext /


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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital and Families Partner
Caddick Developments
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors