Toni-Dee Paul

My Father's Kitchen

Presented by Word of Warning, STUN + Black Gold Arts Festival during Divergency: Tabletop Trio

In Brief

So welcome, welcome to my father’s kitchen…
Or at least, this is how I remember it…

Venue + Booking Details for Divergency: Tabletop Trio

Date: Thursday 6 October 2016, 6pm
Venue: Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA
Tickets: £6/3 (very limited capacity)
Venue (Z-arts) Tel: 0161 232 6089

Access Information

Age advisory: 14+ (parental/guardian discretion).
Spoken word based, with use of vegan friendly food and drink during the performance. For specific age and access information please email or call 0161 232 6086.


Exploring home-cooked food and family trees, whilst delving into the stories that unfold in her father’s kitchen, the show examines the relationship between an 8-year-old girl and her estranged father, and the journey that follows 12 years on, whilst reflecting on hundreds of years of Jamaican history through memory & poetry.

Who is she?

Toni-Dee is a theatre maker, collaborator, writer and performance artist from Leeds. Her practice explores identity politics, memory and culture using auto-biography as stimulus for her work thus far. Toni has previously been commissioned by Fuel and has toured her mono-dialogue Rum Punch around the North of England; she has also worked with artists such as Andy Smith + Selina Thompson.

What people have said about My Father’s Kitchen

An adventure through time, culture and cuisine. Delivered with emotion and empathy, this solo performance makes connections to personal and political issues and offers a taste into someone else’s world.
Audience member
…spins a yarn with such warmth and intimacy.
Audience member


Developed as a Divergency micro-commission with support from hÅb + STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North).

Websites | @tonidee_p | #Divergency | Black Gold Arts Festival


Thu 6 Oct, 6-10pm | Z-arts (incl. STUN Studio)
Installation: 6-8.30pm. FREE
Tabletop Trio: 6pm. (£6/3 sold-out)
Double Bill: 8.30pm. (£6/3 sold-out)