Through poetry, storytelling, music and one-on-one conversation with the man himself, Skin Deep will take you on a deep sonic exploration of endings, journeys, joy and forgiveness.

Inua Ellams (Barber Shop Chronicles; The Half God of Rainfall; An Evening With An Immigrant) is an award winning internationally touring poet, playwright and performer.

He is an ambassador for the Ministry of Stories and has published four books of poetry: Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars, Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales, The Wire-Headed Heathen and #Afterhours. His first play The 14th Tale was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival and his fourth Barber Shop Chronicles sold out its run at England’s National Theatre.

Following his smash-hit Barber Shop Chronicles, Ellams returns to the National Theatre this December with this heartbreaking retelling of Three Sisters.

The Albany is supported by PRS for Music Foundation.