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Black T-Shirt Collection

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Poet and visual artist Inua Ellams returns to the National Theatre with a tale about two foster brothers building a global t-shirt brand. Read More >

Following his acclaimed performance of The 14th Tale in 2010, poet Inua Ellams returns to the National Theatre with a new story about two foster brothers building a global t-shirt brand. On their journey from a market in Nigeria to a sweatshop in China, Matthew and Muhammed discover the consequences of success.

“He unfurls, slow, like a dust flower, except, he is looking at his black shirt. Santana’s footprint: stamped on his chest; perfect stone crystals glinting in the grooves…”

Inua Ellams was born in Nigeria in 1984, and moved to the UK as a teenager. He merges visual art, poetry and theatre, telling stories with iconic imagery, humour and beauty.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 12/04/2012

Opening Night: 13/04/2012

Closing Night: 24/04/2012

Running time: 1h10

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Inua Ellams

Creative

Director - Thierry Lawson

Producer - Fuel

Designer - Michael Vale

Lighting Designer - Michael Nabarro

Sound - Emma Laxton

Author - Inua Ellams