Review Round Up: An Evening With an Immigrant, Bridge Theatre

The Bridge Theatre present Inua Ellams’ play as part of its repertoire of one person plays during September and October. WhatsOnStage: *** “The fact that he can talk about it all with such humour, warmth and gentle defiance, is a triumph of the human spirit as well as of a poetic soul.” The Arts Desk:… Read More

REVIEW: Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre at Home

This is a gloriously funny and heartfelt play that offers a fascinating insight into how the barbers is a place of vital importance for African men. Spanning from barber shops in Peckham to Johannesburg and places in between, Inua Ellams has created an immensely clever and thought provoking play that examines the lives of African… Read More

Review Round Up: Three Sisters, National Theatre

We rounded up the reviews for a new production of Three Sisters at the National Theatre. The Upcoming: “All this makes Ellams’s Three Sisters a strong but currently flawed success which won’t need much improvement to turn it into a true masterpiece.” Time Out: *** “It’s a free adaptation that could afford to be freer, to dig… Read More

NEWS: Barber Shop Chronicles to Return to London

Inua Ellams’ acclaimed play will return to London to play at the  Roundhouse from the 18th July.  Following on from two sold out runs at the National Theatre in 2017, acclaimed performances at Leeds Playhouse and hugely successful tours of Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America and Canada, Barber Shop Chronicles will play a six week run at the Roundhouse. Newsroom, political platform, local hotspot,… Read More

NEWS: Historic Royal Palaces Announces Inua Ellams as First Poet in Residence

Historic Royal Palaces has announced that Inua Ellams will be the Tower of London’s first Poet in Residence.  Throughout 2018, the international poet Inua Ellams will present a yearlong programme of thought provoking events at the iconic fortress. Known as an award winning writer, artist and performer, Inua Ellams will be the first Poet in Residence at… Read More

NEWS: Full Cast and Extra Dates Confirmed for Barber Shop Chronicles

Returning to the National Theatre from the 20th November, full casting and extra dates have been confirmed for Bijan Sheibani’s production.    Following on from the sell out run at the National Theatre the autumn performances of Inua Ellams’ play will see the same twelve actors returning to the production to reprise their roles for the new run… Read More