To name something is to call it into life, to determine its future. Untitled asks, if we let our children name themselves, will they author their own destinies? Will the nameless ones be free?
Untitled is a magical realist 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.
Untitled creator Inua Ellams is a poet and graphic artist. He was born in Nigeria and now lives and works in London. His debut play The 14th Tale won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival 2009, toured and ran at the National Theatre in spring 2010.