Theatre Club: Evening With An Immigrant

Do you love going to see theatre and know someone who thinks they don’t?

Ideas Test’s Theatre Club is for people who live in Medway and Swale who want to go and see a wide range of productions quarterly.

We’re working with The Woodville to bring you a special group price to see award-winning work on our doorstep and discuss the show you’ve seen afterwards.

Just like a book club, we want to give you a regular opportunity to try something new and chat afterwards about what you liked, didn’t like and might want to see next.

 

An Evening With An Immigrant
Wednesday 29th November
7.30pm
Woodville Studio Theatre

Written and performed by Inua Ellams 
Produced by Fuel 
Presented by House 

RunningTime: 1hr 30mins 
Age Recommendation: 14+ 

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, 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 hilarious autobiographical Edinburgh Fringe First Award-winning play The 14th Tale, but much of it is untold. 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.

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???? ‘His words are incredible… The poems are just stunning’ Everything Theatre 

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We are delighted to say that Inua has offered to meet our group specifically to answer any questions before we are able to have our own conversations about what we thought about the piece.

Theatre Club tickets are for anyone with a postcode starting with ‘ME’, and are only available through the Ideas Test Theatre Club at £8 per ticket (+ Eventbrite 78p booking fee) – all inclusive for the show, Q&A and post-show discussion plus drink. This invitation is a special discount between the theatre and Ideas Test and all bookings should be made through this Eventbrite link.

If you are interested in joining email bethan@ideastest.co.uk, who’ll give you further details about the special club group offers and suggestions for future Theatre Club events.