Inua Ellams

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Antigone review – a poetic tragedy about modern British Muslim life
Inua Ellams updates the Sophoclean drama into a beguiling piece about faith and prejudice, and casts a suspicious eye at politicians who betray their own communities

Arifa Akbar

11, Sep, 2022 @11:57 AM

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Home Office policies take centre stage in modern-day Antigone adaptation
Inua Ellams adaptation nods to Shamima Begum, stop and search, Prevent programme and police surveillance

Amelia Gentleman

09, Sep, 2022 @11:57 AM

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The week in theatre: Is God Is; Camp Siegfried; Search Party
Aleshea Harris sets the Royal Court alight with her blazing family drama

Kate Kellaway

26, Sep, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Poet Slash Artist review – if this show is art’s future, it looks good to me
Home, Manchester
A show about the relationship between seeing and reading feels like a return to Romanticism – a belief in the passionate expression of the spirit

Jonathan Jones

02, Jul, 2021 @1:07 PM

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'I am a pessimistic optimist': Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie answers authors' questions
Named the ‘winner of winners’ of the Women’s prize, Bernardine Evaristo, Maggie O’Farrell and others ask the author about the #EndSars protests in Nigeria, writing about Trump, and the culture that got her through 2020

04, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Inua Ellams: 'Barber shops are a safe, sacred place for British black men'
The poet and playwright on Barber Shop Chronicles – and his lockdown locks – ahead of the play’s streaming by National Theatre

Interview by Arifa Akbar

13, May, 2020 @7:43 AM

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Up close and sensational: the best monologues made during lockdown
From love triangles and explosive lust to the bond between mothers and daughters, performers step into the relationships minefield

Arifa Akbar

07, May, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Gillian Anderson's Streetcar among next National Theatre at Home streams
Four new titles announced by the NT also include Barber Shop Chronicles, This House and Coriolanus starring Tom Hiddleston

Chris Wiegand

07, May, 2020 @9:31 AM

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Inua Ellams: ‘The books I wish I’d written? Marvel’s Civil War series’
The poet and playwright on the Terry Pratchett book that changed his life, basketball and Oliver Twist

Inua Ellams

20, Mar, 2020 @10:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Cyrano de Bergerac; The Duchess of Malfi; Three Sisters – review
Gone is the big nose, while the fighting’s a poetry slam in Martin Crimp’s ingenious new rapping Cyrano. Plus, The Duchess of Malfi reimagined, and Three Sisters who dream of Lagos…

Susannah Clapp

15, Dec, 2019 @10:30 AM

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Three Sisters review – Inua Ellams transfers Chekhov to Nigeria
Buoyed by first-rate performances, this production transforms the Russian classic into an eye-opening account of the Biafran war

Michael Billington

11, Dec, 2019 @12:24 PM

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The 50 best theatre shows of the 21st century
A hip-hop history lesson, a dizzy Dahl musical and a continent-hopping barbershop … we pick the finest new works of theatre since 2000

Michael Billington, Alexis Soloski, Catherine Love, Mark Fisher and Chris Wiegand

17, Sep, 2019 @2:43 PM

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