Fuel and Inua Ellam
Written and Performed by Inua Ellams
|Duration||60mins (no interval)|
Directed by Thierry Lawson
Lighting Design by Michael Nabarro
“I’m from a long line of trouble makers, of ash-skinned Africans, born with clenched fists and a natural thirst for battle, only quenched by breast milk.”
The 14th Tale is a free-flowing, mellifluous narrative that relates the hilarious exploits of a natural born mischief-maker, propelled from the clay streets of Nigeria to the rooftops of Dublin where he lived as a teenager, and finally to London.
Inua Ellams vividly recreates the characters that punctuate his upbringing in deft and beautiful poetry, while challenging the audience’s expectations of what it is to be a young, black male in London today. Be swept away by this feat of playful storytelling on a poetic journey of family life, friendship and love.
WINNER OF SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST AWARD 2009.
A BAC SCRATCH COMMISSION WITH APPLES & SNAKES. A LONDON WORD FESTIVAL COMMISSION.
PRESENTED AS PART OF NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOURS.
The Gallery at The Westbury Hotel