Arts & Culture
Search Party: Written and Performed by Inua Ellams
- 8:30 pm
21 September 2021
Donmar Warehouse | £10
41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9LX
Award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams (Barber Shop Chronicles, The Half-God of Rainfall) brings his audience-led poetry event to the Donmar Warehouse.
Pick a word, any word. Prompted by audience suggestions, Inua Ellams will search through his extensive archive of work and perform a reactive and spontaneous selection.
Inua Ellams’ first play, The 14th Tale, debuted at Arcola in 2010 and later transferred to the National Theatre; his Knight Watch: South S’tory was also produced here in 2012. Barber Shop Chronicles has played two sell-out runs at the National Theatre and a world tour.
Across his work, Inua mixes the old with the new: traditional African storytelling with contemporary poetry, pencil with pixel, texture with vector images, with an emphasis on themes of identity, displacement and destiny.
The show runs from 21 – 25 September 2021.
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Header Image: Inua Ellams photographed by Karen Robinson/The Observer