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The Perfect Immigrant


  • 9 - 11 Nov // 8:15pm
  • Studio Theatre
  • €18 & €16 concession

After a sold-out run at The New Theatre, Dublin Fringe Festival 2022 and a short run at Smock Alley 2022, The Perfect Immigrant play is coming to The Civic 9 – 11 Nov, as part of the show’s 2023 Ireland tour.

What else does a young Black man have to say if it isn’t about racism? Too busy trying to be an adult, leaving Nigeria and settling in Ireland, he has to find a way to hold on to both worlds. With a story woven through prose and poetry, you will shift in your seat as you are teased with the discomfort of this immigrant settling into a new land.

Take sides as loyalty to home is torn by the promise of the new. But the real question is, where do you buy a hot pepper in Lucan?

Originally commissioned by Dublin Fringe Festival, this project was part of Weft, funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon through the Open Call initiative for 2021. Developed with the support of Fishamble’s New Play Clinic, the 2023 tour is funded by Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

‘This witty and carefully crafted confessional show, sliced up via fervent spoken word poems, centres on family dynamics, the experience of emigrating to a foreign land, and the feeling of being an outsider for the first time.’ ★★★★ Buzz.ie

‘Yakura’s greatest strengths being his honesty and presence, which makes the entire audience feel connected.’ ★★★★ Arts Review

‘As a Nigerian in Ireland, Levi is being constantly othered: his reciprocal othering of Irish culture is effective and funny.’ Irish Times

Cast & Creative Team:
Written and Performed By: Sam Yakura
Directed By: Katie O’Halloran
Lighting By: Colin Doran
Set Design By: Pai Rathaya
Sound Design: Cameron James Macaulay
Choreography: Alessandra Azevedo
Stage Management: Alexandra Ayvazova
Produced By: Bellaray Bertrand-Webb
Dramaturgy By: Carys D. Coburn
Photography By: Simon Lazewski

Duration: 60 mins. No interval


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