Ellams' evocative writing conjures a Nigeria where myth and magic sit casually alongside everyday life. --The Guardian (on Untitled)
The show alights like an elegant butterfly on a great many issues, including homophobia, sectarianism and the demands of capital…. Ellams offers an easy intimacy, and the story tumbles out with a low-key virtuosity, the words falling skittishly over each other. --The Guardian
an intensely vivid and poetic seventy-minute monologue. --Whats On Stage
a layered piece, full of arresting images that create a hybrid of lyrical ecstasy and cinematic effects….a fluent, intense 70-minute confection and a tinglingly resonant celebration of the art of solo performance. 4 stars. --Evening Standard
It's like Daedalus and Icarus re-imagined in consumer capitalist terms, with their eventual downfall coming in a Chinese fabric factory… Ellams has an easy, laid-back charisma and pares poetic flair for narrative with admirable restraint. The wordsmith remains present, though, and his sentences, with their sophisticated flavour and texture combinations, can be something of a Michelin-starred mouthful…. you sink into his storytelling. 4 stars --Time Out
About the Author
Inua Ellams was born in Nigeria in 1984, and moved to the UK as a teenager. Inua's work merges visual art, spoken word and theatre, and he is known for his iconic imagery, beauty and attention to detail. He writes about his upbringing, the experience of immigration, and of living in the UK today, bringing words to life with pace, rhythm, cadence and intonation.