The Gods are All Here

Saturday 21th October

Warm-hearted, beautifully weaving African diaspora myth and folktales with an astonishing family story.


Sparked by the discovery of a series of letters from his father in Nigeria to his mother in Wales, The Gods Are All Here is a moving, funny and warm-hearted, one-man performance from first-class storyteller, Phil Okwedy.This captivating storytelling show beautifully weaves myth, song, folktales and legends of the African diaspora with an astonishing personal story that uncovers Phil’s experiences of growing up as a child of dual heritage in 1960 & 70’s Wales.

Charting the time of life when children are said to view their parents as gods, but never having actually lived with them, Phil considers if his parents were, in fact, the gods he had imagined them to be…

Exploring equality, freedom, racism, family and growing up without your birth parents, in an enthralling performance, you’ll discover The Gods Are All Here is both timeless and very much a story of now!

  • Created and performed by Phil Okwedy
  • Directed by Michael Harvey
  • Funded by Arts Council of Wales sponsored by Welsh Government, Lottery funded.
  • Supported by Theatrau Sir Gâr

Content Warning

This production talks about being brought up with foster parents, there are stories of slavery that include descriptions of violence, and the show contains discriminatory language.

Photo credit:  Simon Gough

Video trailer credit: Gavin Repton

The show runs in 2 x 50 minute halves, with an interval.