This is an event from the 2014 Festival. Please try searching for the current event using the menu at the top or use the search box in the top righthand corner of our website.
Inua Ellams’ Black T-Shirt Collection
Thursday, May 22 2014
8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach
Produced by Fuel. A searing, modern fable about two foster brothers building a global t-shirt brand. On their journey through the markets of Nigeria, nightclubs of Europe and sweatshops of China, Matthew and Muhammed discover the consequences of success. Exploring brotherhood, homophobia and global capitalism, Black T-shirt Collection combines lyrical spoken word and animation, and draws on award winning poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams’ own experiences of growing up in Nigeria, immigration and of living in the UK today.
Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre. Developed with the support of the Arvon Foundation, the National Theatre and the Jerwood residencies at Cove Park which are supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Funded by Arts Council England. Supported by the British Council.
Inua Ellams (International)
Inua Ellams is an internationally touring poet, playwright and performer. He has eight published books of poetry and his plays include 13 Fairy Negro Tales and his first play The 14th Tale - a one-man show which he performed -, was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival. His third play, Black T-Shirt Collection ran at the National Theatre in 2012. He is working on a new play, Barber Shop Chronicles, a new pamphlet and his first poetry collection.