I'm from a long line of trouble makers, of ash skinned Africans, born with clenched fists and a natural thirst for battle, only quenched by breast milk.
The 14th Tale is a free-flowing narrative that tells the hilarious exploits of a natural born mischief growing from the clay streets of Nigeria to the rooftops of Dublin, and finally to London.
Ellams vividly recreates the characters that punctuate his upbringing in deft and beautiful poetry, while challenging the audience's expectations of what it is to be a young, black male in London today.
'London's hottest new spoken word talent.'
'The 14th Tale comes as a sharp reminder of the power of language and rhythm in theatre, and of how dramatic poetry can create whole worlds through the voice of a single performer.'