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Phil Okwedy’s The Gods Are All Here tours across England this October and November


Phil Okwedy’s The Gods Are All Here tours across England this October and November




We are delighted to invite you to Phil Okwedy’s The Gods Are All Here show, which is touring to 19 venues, 20 performances across England this October and November.

Phil’s brilliant show, The Gods Are All Here, starts at Hastings Storytelling Festival on Monday 16 October, then we head to Wednesbury, (Birmingham), Wolverhampton, Poole, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Derby, Cambridge and London, and then in November we head out to rural parts of England and tour to village halls, community centres and village hubs including Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Somerset, County Durham and Northumberland.


“This stunning show is spectacularly crafted” Rufus Mufasa


“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


Tour Details


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 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 an enthralling performance, you’ll discover The Gods Are All Here is both timeless and very much a story of now!

We would love to see you at one of our forthcoming tour dates. If you would like to attend one of the performances please send an RSVP confirming your name and date of performance to:


Watch the trailer to find out more about The Gods Are All Here.


Tour Details


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