The Gods Are All Here

Tuesday 24th October

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 skilfully 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

Supported by Theatrau Sir Gâr

An Adverse Camber production in association with Arena Theatre Wolverhampton and Theatrau Sir Gâr.

Funded by Arts Council of Wales sponsored by Welsh Government, Lottery funded.

Supported by Arts Council England and Sir Barry Jackson Trust.

This event will be BSL interpreted.

*Content Advisory: Personal stories about foster care and diaspora stories of enslavement that includes descriptions of violence, plus some discriminatory language.

Running Times: 2hrs (inc interval)
Age Guidance: 12+*

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