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Inua Ellams

1984-Present Day

Born: Nigeria, 1984

Biography

Born in Nigeria in 1984, Inua Ellams MBE FRSL is a writer and a curator. He is a cross disciplinary artist, an internationally touring performer, a poet, playwright, screenwriter, graphic artist and designer. His published books of poetry include Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars, Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales, The Wire-Headed Heathen, #Afterhours, and The Actual. His first play, The 14th Tale, was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival. His plays include Barber Shop Chronicles, Three Sisters (after Chekov) and The Half-God of Rainfall among others.

Productions

Black T-shirt Collection

Black T-shirt Collection

Year: 2012

Staged in: Fuel Theatre

Fast Cuts and Snap Shots

Fast Cuts and Snap Shots

Year: 2014

Staged in: Fuel in partnership with Oran Mor and the National Theatre of Scotland

Barber Shop Chronicles

Barber Shop Chronicles

Year: 2017

Staged in: Co-production between National Theatre, Fuel and West Yorkshire Playhouse

Three Sisters

Three Sisters

Year: 2019

Staged in: National Theatre; 1963-

The Spalding Suite

The Spalding Suite

Year: 2015

Staged in: Co-production between Fuel, Southbank Centre adn Contact (Manchester)

Turned

Turned

Year: 2015

Untitled

Untitled

Year: 2010

Staged in: Fuel Theatre

14th Tale, The

14th Tale, The

Year: 2009

Staged in: Fuel Theatre

Tha Half God of Rainfall

Tha Half God of Rainfall

Year: 2019

Staged in: Birmingham Repertory Theatre; 1913, Kiln Theatre and Fuel

Publications

Black T-Shirt Collection

Black T-Shirt Collection

Year: 2012

Publisher: Oberon Books

Untitled

Untitled

Year: 2010

Publisher: Oberon Modern Plays

The 14th Tale

The 14th Tale

Year: 2009

Publisher: Flipped Eye Publishing Ltd

Inua Ellams: Plays One: The 14th Tale; Untitled; Knight Watch; Black T-Shirt Collection

Inua Ellams: Plays One: The 14th Tale; Untitled; Knight Watch; Black T-Shirt Collection

Year: 2019

Publisher: Oberon Modern Playwrights

Three Sisters

Three Sisters

Year: 2019

Publisher: Oberon Books

Barber Shop Chronicles

Barber Shop Chronicles

Year: 2021

Publisher: Methuen Drama

The Half God of Rainfall

The Half God of Rainfall

Year: 2019

Publisher: 4th Estate

Antigone

Antigone

Year: 2022

Publisher: Methuen Drama

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