Search Party

    Search Party

    • 11 Sep -
      14 Sep 2024
      11 Sep - 14 Sep 2024

    Award-winning poet and playwright Inua Ellams (Barber Shop Chronicles, The Half-God of Rainfall) brings his chaotic, audience-led poetry event to Tobacco Factory Theatres.

    Search Party is a unique interactive experience where the boundary between artist and audience blurs into a dynamic act of creation. Ellams uses a lifetime of writings, from poems to plays and essays, all meticulously indexed and stored within his electronic tablet. Choose a word, any word, and watch as he navigates his vast archive, uncovering gems of written art — whether polished masterpieces or intriguing works-in-progress.

    Inspired by audience suggestions and open dialogue, this spontaneous performance transforms each session and is a modern call and response, a nod to the origins of storytelling with a decidedly futuristic twist. Join us for an evening where stories unfold in real-time, guided by the collective curiosity of the artist and his audience.

    • RUNNING TIME1 hour (no interval)
    • TICKETS£16 / £14
    • VENUE

    Content warning: may contain strong language


    Standard from £16 / Concession from £14 (Tickets and prices subject to availability)
    Read about concession tickets

    Members on sale 12:30pm on Tue 02 July
    General on sale 12:30pm on Thu 04 July

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