Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak


From Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres are allowed (with social distancing).


Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.


However, most theatres remain closed as they either do not have outside spaces or regard the need for social distancing as uneconomic.


The show below is due to open after the reopening date given above so it is possible it will go ahead, but you are advised to check the booking link to confirm.



An Evening with an Immigrant

Playing until 15 Oct 2020

The Bridge Theatre

Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, Inua tells his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, experiencing prejudice and friendship in Dublin.
An Evening with an Immigrant  at the The Bridge Theatre

Image courtesy The Bridge Theatre

Show details

Synopsis


Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England in 1996 aged 12, moved to Ireland for three years, before returning to London and starting work as a writer and graphic designer.


Part of this story was documented in his autobiographical Fringe First Award-winning play The 14th Tale, but much of it is untold.


Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, Inua tells his ridiculous, fantastic, poignant immigrant-story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, experiencing prejudice and 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 place to call home.


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


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Theatre


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Postal address:
3 Potters Fields Park
London SE1 2SG

Box office tel: 0843 208 1846

Box office email: Send Mail

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Dates


Previews from:Friday 18 September 2020

Closes:Thursday 15 October 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
-

Running time: 1 hr 00 mins

Tickets


Standard:
£29.50, £22.50, £15, £10

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Cast


Inua Ellams

Creatives


Author: Inua Ellams
Composer: DJ Sid Mercutio
Production: Inua Ellams and Fuel

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