Project Arts Centre presents



Dates: 02 Oct - 07 Oct

Show Time: Various times

Tickets: €15-20



By Inua Ellams as part of Dublin Theatre Festival


The 14th Tale is a free-flowing, mellifluous narrative that relates the hilarious exploits of a natural born mischief-maker, propelled from the clay streets of Nigeria to the rooftops of Dublin, where he lived as a teenager, and finally to London.

Inua 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. Be swept away by this feat of playful story-telling on a poetic journey of family life,friendship and love.

“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.” The Scotsman

Winner of Scotsman Fringe First Award 2009


Inua Ellams in conversation.

4 October, post-show approx 10.30pm

A BAC Scratch Commission with Apples & Snales. A London Word Festival Commission.

Presented as part of Next Door Neighbours.

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

28 – 2 OCT 2012 ~ Tickets

12 – 20

Preview, 27 Sept, 7.45pm

28 & 29 Sept, 7.45pm

4 – 6 Oct, 6.00pm

Matinee 30 Sept, 2.45pm

Duration approx 60mins no interval

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.

BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email (Mon-Fri during office hours)


Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins….

…or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another.

Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information.

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Written & perfromed by Inua Ellams

Directed by Thierry Lawson

Lighting Design by Michael Nabarro

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