“An audience was coming to hear a story…I would have to pull back the curtains, step onto the stage and entertain them. It was the last thing in the world I wanted to do, but I had to do it. It had to be done. And somehow I did.

— Poet and playwright Inua Ellams. 2020. BBC Radio 3’s “The Essay—Let me take you there”. (Places we escape to in times of crisis.) www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/pl… 💬