The 14th Tale is a free-flowing narrative that tells the hilarious exploits of a natural born mischief growing from the clay streets of Nigeria to the rooftops of Dublin, and finally to London. 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.

Original production

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Original Cast:
Inua Ellams Cast


Title Year Publisher NT Library
The 14th Tale 2009 Flipped Eye Publishing No