i know all the secrets in my worldsummer 2015, festival tour
i know all the secrets in my world is a physical adventure that breaks your heart and then pieces it together, putting plasters touched with tiny kisses over the cracks.
A wordless play, a silent song, a love duet for a father and son, we watch as they move through the stages of grief, struggling to talk, to survive, to do the large and the small, to cope with the everyday.
i know meditates on grief, loss, disconnection, isolation, masculinity, femininity, fantasy and sexuality. It is a silent love story – between men and women, between fathers and sons, between absence and presence, the living and the dead.
(c) Mokake Photography
Cindy Claes, CLF Café, Andrew French, Jaekwan Hunte-Jarrett, Islington Community Theatre, Nathan Lang, Sylvia Mann, Stella Moss, Nimer Rashed, Theatre Peckham, The Albany, Watford Palace Theatre
Cast & Creative
ajjaz awad-ibrahim trained at the Brit School, RADA (Foundation Course) and Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (BA) where she became the first student to win the Lawrence Olivier Award bursary (2010). Since leaving education she has continued to develop herself as a theatre-maker as well as an actor.
Theatre credits include Bimwili and The Zimwi (Little Angel Theatre); Coffee? Cake? (Feminist Library).
alyson cummins studied architecture at UCD and trained at Motley. She was a finalist in the Linbury biennial prize for stage design 2007.
Set and costume design includes: The Wishmaker (Bernie Grant Arts Centre/Haringey Shed); Pentecost – winner of best set design Irish Times Theatre Awards, Mixed Marriage (Lyric Belfast); Be Infants in Evil (Druid); Summertime (Tinderbox); It’s a Family Affair (We’ll Settle it Ourselves…) (Sherman Cymru); How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (The Company/Lowry); Before it Rains (Bristol Old Vic & Sherman Cymru); Pornography (Waking Exploits); Pigeon (Carpet Theatre); Ruben Guthrie (Iron Bark); How the World Began (Arcola Theatre); Hamlet (Second Age); Colleen Bawn (Project/Civic/Bedrock); Serious Money and Dying City (Rough Magic AIB SEEDS); Extremities (Spark to a Flame); Crosswired (East London Dance Festival); The Trials of Brother Jero, Through a Film Darkly (Arambe); Ya Get Me (Old Vic – Education).
Set design includes: Heartbreak House; The Risen People; Quietly; Perve and No Escape (Abbey Theatre). The Trailer of Bridget Dinnigan (ITM); Off Plan (Project Arts Centre/RAW).
Associate designer for Rae Smith: The Prince of the Pagodas (Birmingham Royal Ballet); Rite of Spring & Petrushka (Fabulous Beast). Design associate: Les Troyens (La Scala).
annie-lunnette deakin-foster is a choreographer, rehearsal director and movement director. For the past decade she has been working within the dance sector – teaching, performing, choreographing, creating production concepts, as well as assisting well known choreographers in the field and establishing her own company, C-12 Dance Theatre.
Career highlights include: choreographic assisting Jeanefer Jean-Charles on Bolero Remixed (2010), in collaboration with the New London Orchestra and over 70 performers assisting award-winning Australian choreographer Shaun Parker on Trolleys (2012), which won the Argus Award for “Artistic Excellence”, and provided the opportunity to travel twice to Australia to remount the work at Awesome Festival, Perth 2013, and Art & About, Sydney 2014; being shortlisted for the 2013 New Adventures Choreographic Award; choreographing a music video for Crystal Fighters, Love Alight, 2014; movement direction for the BBC for their Easter Religion & Ethics celebrations of The Great North Passion, 2014; consecutively receiving National Lottery Grant for the Arts funding award for creative projects: The Van Man (2012), Shhh! (2013), Market Stall (2014) and Sherlock R&D (2015).
azusa ono studied fine arts in Japan and trained in lighting design at the RCSSD in London.
Recent design includes: Dot, Squiggle and Rest (Royal Opera House – Clore Studio); Peddling (New York 59E59, then touring); We Are Proud… (Bush Theatre), Choreogata (Southbank Centre).
emily ida is a freelance stage manager based in London. She trained at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, gaining knowledge in all areas of design and production, before choosing her pathway in stage management.
Theatre credits include After All This (Ovalhouse Theatre); Dark Earth (Eastern Angles); I Peaseblossom, I Caliban (Company of Angels); Quentin Crisp (Seabright Productions); Curtains (Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts).
gamba cole trained at the Identity School of Acting.
Theatre credits include Kingston 14 (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Antigone (Pilot Theatre Tour).
Film credits include Gone too Far (Poisson Rouge).
keisha amponsa banson
keisha amponsa banson trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and won the Andrew Lloyd Webber Art Foundation Scholarship.
Theatre credits include Yarico (original cast, London Theatre Workshop); City of Angels (London 25th anniversary cast, Donmar Warehouse); The Pajama Game (London 60th anniversary cast, Shaftesbury Theatre); From Here to Eternity (original cast, Shaftesbury Theatre); The Lion King (original UK and Ireland tour cast); Believers Anonymous (Rosemary Branch); A Special Christmas Issue (Old Vic New Voices); Stand Tall: A Rock Musical (original London cast, Landor); Footloose (UK tour); Wooosah (Old Vic); Knight Crew (original cast, Glyndebourne Opera House) & Little Shop of Horrors (Menier Chocolate Factory UK tour).
Television credits include: From Here to Eternity (Sky Arts 2); Gareth Malone goes to Glyndebourne (BBC Two); West End Story: What Nancy, Joseph & Maria Did Next and I’d Do Anything (BBC One).
Film credits include From Here to Eternity (CineStage).
Radio credits include Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 60th Birthday in the Park (BBC Radio 2).
She has performed in the recordings of From Here to Eternity (original cast recording) and Stand Tall: A Rock Musical (original London Cast Recording) and starred in commercials for MTN Hynet (MTN Nigeria).
louise stephens is a dramaturg specialising in new work for live performance. She is Deputy Literary Manager of the Royal Court Theatre.
For a decade she has developed work with companies including the National Theatre of Scotland, Live Theatre, the Tron Theatre & the Traverse Theatre.
writer and director
writer and director
natalie ibu is the artistic director of tiata fahodzi. For the company, directing credits include i know all the secrets in my world, here and mango.
Other directing credits include readings and productions at the Riverside Studios, Young Vic, Lyric, Southwark Playhouse, Southbank Centre, Jersey Arts Trust, The Old Vic Tunnels, Theatre503, The Gate, Latitude, HighTide, BAC, Oran Mor, Traverse, Royal Court, ATC at the Young Vic, OVNV at The Old Vic, Waterloo East and The Vineyard Theatre in New York, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Citizens’, The Arches, Contact and Nottingham Playhouse.
Residencies include New York Theatre Workshop, the National Theatre Studio, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court, Citizens’ Theatre and Contact. She have been awarded bursaries from Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme, the Federation of Scottish Theatre, Scottish Arts Council and Arts Council East Midlands. Awards include Dewar Arts Award for Exceptional Artists Under 30, Time Warner Ignite 2, IdeasTap Innovator’s Award and the Lilian Baylis Award for Theatrical Excellence.
sarah cowan has worked as a Production Manager in theatre for a number of years with companies such as Young Vic, Trafalgar Studios, Trinity Laban and Theatre Royal Bath. She has managed a number of site-specific projects at places such as Hampton Court, and an abandoned department store in Brighton. Other work includes Festival Organiser for Barnstormer, Venue Manager for End of the Road Festival and Event Organiser for Prowl Magazine.
composer and sound designer
composer and sound designer
solomon israel trained at LAMDA.
Theatre credits include Juicy and Delicious (Nuffield Theatre); Octagon (Arcola); Chigger Foot Boys (Ovalhouse Theatre); The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Comedy Of Errors (Royal Shakespeare Company); Taking Steps (Old Laundry Theatre); Redemption Over Hammersmith Broadway (Lyric Theatre Hammersmith); Taking Steps (Tricycle Theatre) and Tuff Love (Bullion Theatre).
TV credits include Josh (BBC), Brothers with No Game (BWNG/London Live), Law and Order (Kudos/ITV), Holby City and Quick Cuts (BBC).
"@tiatafahodzi delivers a poignant emotional rollercoaster @NewWolsey for #pulse15. 2 actors skilfully balance the journey from joy to grief"
Glen Pearce/ The Public Reviews
"Tiata Fahodzi offer a poignant look at family grief..."
"My favourite show @LatitudeFest was @tiatafahodzi and "I know all the secrets in my world" beautiful, moving, unmissable if you get a chance"
"Still thinking about @tiatafahodzi's deeply moving world of wordless grief in I Know All The Secrets at #DEparture15. Beautiful show."
"A moving piece from @tiatafahodzi today, had me close to tears & warmed by its sensitivity #12watch @ingoodcoEM #DEpartureLounge"
"Achingly heartbreaking & silent portrayal of grief by @tiatafahodzi @NMHIBUIsHere #DEparture15"
"It’s a poignant, skilfully rendered piece."
"Writer and Director Natalie Ibu presents a moving and heartbreaking narrative, a narrative that repeats the everyday, the mundane, but highlights how the change in family infrastructure can completely alter the ordinary. A must see, I had to hold back the tears."
"Saw @tiatafahodzi at @LatitudeFest - absolutely stunning play. 5 of us in tears!"
Tim Bano/ The Stage
“A carefully crafted, physically rich piece…”