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

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The Gods are All Here

Phil Okwedy


Wednesday 6 July 2022, 8:00pm

CCA, Theatre
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD

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.

“This stunning show is spectacularly crafted” – Rufus Mufasa

You can find out more about the show, meet Phil, and talk about what letters have meant in your own life at his workshop Recapturing Our Lives Through Letters

Phil is also running a fun, interactive workshop for children and families to unleash their own master-storytellers: In Your Mind’s Eye

Funded by Arts Council of Wales sponsored by Welsh Government, Lottery funded. Supported by Theatrau Sir Gâr

Duration: 120 minutes including interval

Access: Wheelchair accessible, BSL Interpreted

Created and performed by Phil Okwedy
Directed by Michael Harvey
Produced by Adverse Camber



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