An Evening With An Immigrant

@ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

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09 March 2017

8.00pm

Up to £12.50

Written and performed by Inua Ellams

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.

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.

“His writing is aromatic.  He can capture the smell of a place, the sense of a moment, as well as anyone.” Whatsonstage

Running Time: 60mins
Age Recommendation: 15+

BITESIZE drama is a great way to enjoy great new short plays with great food from The Little Angel Café. Your BITESIZE ticket covers the show, accompanying food and a drink of your choice (available from 1 hour prior to the show).

Venue
Queen's Hall
Beaumont Street
Hexham
NE46 3LS

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