“May your shadow never grow less.”
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 compelling, lyrical and warm, one-man performance from first-class storyteller, Phil Okwedy.
This captivating storytelling piece 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 a touching, funny and evocative performance, The Gods Are All Here is both timeless and very much a story of now.
“Superb storytelling, combining personal, traditional and reimagined stories in a unique way. Very moving and gripping throughout, you always want to know 'what happens next'.” Audience member
"This stunning show is spectacularly crafted" - Rufus Mufasa
Created and performed by Phil Okwedy
Directed by Michael Harvey
Supported by Theatrau Sir Gâr
An Adverse Camber productionin association with Theatrau Sir Gâr.
Funded by Arts Council of Wales sponsored by Welsh Government, Lottery funded.
Age guidance and trigger warnings:Suitable for ages 12+
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.