The Gods Are All Here
Thursday 9th November 2023 – 7.30pm
Chew Stoke Village Hall, Chew Stoke
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!
“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
“Enthralling and magical… a remarkable achievement” ***** Buzz Magazine
“The Gods Are All Here sees Okwedy masterfully weave myth with his own story… The performance demonstrates how we all have a story or myth inside us, something that connects us all no matter our differences. Ultimately, Okwedy uses his personal story to empower and connect us.” Wales Arts Review
Thu, 9 November 2023 – 19.30
Chew Stoke Village Hall
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.