Fuel produces an adventurous, playful, and significant program of work—live, digital, and across art forms—for a large and representative audience across the UK and beyond. We collaborate with outstanding artists with fresh perspectives and approaches who seek to explore our place in the world, expose our fears, understand our hopes for the future, and create experiences which change us and in turn empower us to make change in the world around us.
Fuel Director Kate McGrath and Inua Ellams met in 2008, after Kate saw the beginnings of what became Inua’s first play, The 14th Tale, at BAC. Fuel helped Inua develop this debut and produced it, premiering it at the Edinburgh Festival, winning a Fringe First, touring it in the UK and internationally, and presenting it at the National Theatre. Since that first meeting, Fuel has worked closely with Inua, producing Untitled, Knight Watch, The Long Song Goodbye, Black T-shirt Collection, The Spalding Suite, and Barber Shop Chronicles since its inception. Fuel previously toured Inua’s An Evening with an Immigrant where with poems, stories and extracts from his plays, he tells about his life through the lens of his experience of immigration.
Upcoming Fuel projects include: Touching the Void, adapted by David Greig and directed by Tom Morris, and The Half God of Rainfall by Inua Ellams at the Kiln Theatre in April 2019.