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Phil Okwedy

2 months ago

By Jay Hynd

Phil Okwedy

25 Oct 2023

Capstone Theatre

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Renowned storyteller Phil Okwedy is coming to Liverpool for a very special performance as part of Black History Month. On Wednesday 25 October at 7.30pm, The Capstone Theatre will host his profound and thought-provoking The Gods Are All Here production about his life as a mixed-race child growing up in Wales.

The critically acclaimed production is a one-man show from Phil Okwedy, a storyteller and writer who recounts his astonishing life in a captivating performance which explores equality, freedom, racism, family and growing up without your birth parents.

The child of a Welsh mother and Nigerian father, Phil was raised in foster care in Pembrokeshire and was inspired to pen The Gods Are All Here after discovering a series of letters his dad had written to his mum. Having graced theatres nationwide, Phil has worked with the likes of West Wales Action For Mental Health, National Theatre Of Wales and Arts Council Wales.

Skilfully weaving myth, song, folktales and legends of the African diaspora, Phil charts the time of life when children are said to view their parents as gods, but never having actually lived with them, he considers if his parents were, in fact, the gods he had imagined them to be.

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