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About the Show
Award-winning playwright, Inua Ellams' delivers a personal account of living as an immigrant.
Through music, poetry and anecdotes, Inua Ellams' delves into his experience of being an immigrant in the UK. In his one man show, Ellams' tells his personal stories of fleeing fundamentalist Islam, navigating the UK's asylum process, living in Dublin during his adolescent years and also meeting the Queen. Inua Ellams' is an acclaimed poet and writer of the hit show "Barber Shop Chronicles". His autobiographical play, the 14th Tale, won the Edinburgh Fringe First Award.
Ellams, modest and unassumingly downbeat, comes over as an engaging and attractive figure; it is a pleasure to spend time in his company... it feels essential viewing, but it isn't particularly theatrical.'
There’s no shortage of incident in this 90-minute piece... It’s just a shame that his presentation sells him short. There’s no director credit, and you can’t help feeling that the material needs more shaping.'
...a self-consciously low-key production — really, more of a poetry reading than a piece of theatre... It’s testament to Ellams’s extraordinary talent that this autobiographical show is as engrossing as it is.'