tiata fahodzi announce their biggest tour to date with this duet of love and loss between father and son.
The national tour takes place from Wednesday 27th January – Friday 4th March 2016.
A father and son struggle to find ways to communicate following the unexpected death of their wife and mother in this poignant, moving performance exploring absence, fantasy, gender roles, disconnection and the permanence of love. Collaborating with an all-male cast, an all-female creative and production team use sound and movement to illustrate the grief process in this unspoken and universal multi-love story of men, women, fathers and sons as the two men try to cope with the everyday and understand what family means without her.
tiata fahodzi, the UK’s leading African theatre company, embarks on a new direction as they celebrate their 18th birthday following Natalie Ibu’s appointment as Artistic Director in 2014. The company, whose approach to diversity extends offstage, onstage and across their content, will make their wider touring debut across the UK with i know all the secrets in my world.
Natalie Ibu, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of tiata fahodzi, said of i know all the secrets in my world: “It’s a story about what it is to love and to lose. For me – not just as an artist and a programmer but as an avid audience member – it comes from a deep desire to multiply the – sometimes singular – narrative about who we are and the lives we live. Here are a black African heritage father and son – like any father and son – simply living, loving and hurting; the story enhanced by cultural specificity but not defined by it. i know all the secrets in my world explores what we have in common because being African heritage doesn’t affect the way we love and how we grieve. The production is a departure from our text-based tradition and aims to multiply the way we tell our stories.”
tiata fahodzi (pronounced tee·ah·tah fa·hoon·zi) is the UK’s leading African theatre company. This year they embarked, with fresh leadership and a fresh vision, on an exciting new phase in their mission to reflect the changing African diaspora in contemporary Britain for an all-inclusive audience.
See www.tiatafahodzi.com for details and booking information.