Black T-shirt Collection [Melbourne]
Black T-shirt Collection [Melbourne]

Event Information


Thursday September 7, 2017
8:00 PM


Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria

Auslan Interpreter/s

Dave Childs

Language/ Cultural Consultant


Tickets will be Onsale from: TUESDAY 13th June AT 10am

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Tickets will be Onsale from:  TUESDAY 13th June AT 10am

Written and performed by Inua Ellams

A modern fable about brotherhood in a globalised world, Black T-Shirt Collection is a one-man tour-de-force utterly of the moment.

Nigerian-British Inua Ellams draws on his own experiences to tell stories through spoken word, bringing to life the story of two foster brothers whose differences – one gay, one straight, one Christian, one Muslim – are nothing on the fierce bond they share.

From humble beginnings in Nigerian markets they build a t-shirt brand that takes them to the bazaars of Cairo, the nightclubs of Europe and the sweatshops of China, but like any empire, they find success comes at a cost.

Black T-shirt Collection ran at the National Theatre of Great Britain in 2012 before touring the UK and internationally, and carries with it all that is most urgent today, wrestling with religion, homophobia, exploitation and consumer culture.

“His sentences, with their sophisticated flavour and texture combinations, can be something of a Michelin-starred mouthful” – Time Out London ????

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