“Ellams’ poetry is packed full of snap, crackle and pop” Time Out on The 14th Tale
Untitled is a magical, lyrical story set in Nigeria and England, of identical twin boys separated at infancy. In the quarrel after the marred naming ceremony, the mother grabs the titled child and flees, leaving the unnamed brother to lead an impetuous, chaotic, blasphemous existence until the spirits of the land make their stand.
Inua Ellams’ debut play The 14th Tale won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival 2009, and toured and ran at the National Theatre in spring 2010.
Co-commissioned by Soho Theatre, Fuel and Contact.
Developed as part of Fuel at the Roundhouse and at Cove Park. Funded by Arts Council England.
The full text of Untitled is available to buy from the shop.
"Ellam's evocative writing conjures a Nigeria where myth and magic sit casually alongside everyday life" The Guardian
"Ellam's holds us rapt even as he slips from performance towards straight poetry" Time Out