The Gods Are All Here

Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter, EX2 4AZ

Tel: 01392 277189

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A compelling, one-person performance storytelling piece, exploring themes of family relationships, equality, racism and freedom, through finely interwoven myth, music, personal story and folktales. When clearing his mother's house, storyteller Phil Okwedy made an astonishing discovery of a series of love letters from his father to his mother. Extracts from these letters form the backdrop to a powerful and compelling performance that mixes extraordinary and everyday stories of myths, folktales and song from the African diaspora with Phil's personal experiences of growing up as a foster child of dual heritage in 1970s Wales.

Charting the time of life when children are said to view their parents as gods, Phil considers if his parents were, in fact, the gods he had believed them to be...The Gods Are All Here is a touching, funny and evocative performance of one man revisiting stories of his childhood alongside themes of equality, racism, freedom and justice.

The Gods Are All Here has been developed with Arts Council of Wales Individual Stabilisation Funding and with Dramaturgy and direction by Michael Harvey - award-winning storyteller who has told stories internationally for over 25 years as well as being a leading teacher, coach and director for storytelling performances.

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The Gods Are All Here (12 Feb 2022)

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