The Village Storytelling Festival

The Gods are All Here

Wed 6 July 2022

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BSL interpretation

Wheelchair Accessibleible

The storyteller, Phil Okwedy, sits in front of envelopes and traditional Nigerian statues.

Image credit: Adverse Camber

Created and performed by Phil Okwedy | Directed by Michael Harvey

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.

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

Supported by Theatrau Sir Gâr

"This stunning show is spectacularly crafted"

- Rufus Mufasa

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Part of Village Storytelling Festival 2022 #

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Details

Event Type

Performance

Location

Theatre

Time

8:00pm — 10:00pm

Ages

12+

Ticketing

Tickets: Free for festival pass holders
Sliding scale £5/10/15

Booking fee: 10 percent booking fee

Accessibility

BSL interpretation

Wheelchair Accessibleible

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