Aluko and friends presents Call Mr Robeson- - A life, with songs Written and Performed by Tayo Aluko, Directed by Olusola Oyeleye, Designed by Phil Newman Thursday 29th May 2014 8pm

One of the 20th Century's most impressive but overlooked figures is revived in this powerful, compelling tour-de-force performance by Tayo Aluko.
When famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner Paul Robeson gets too radical and outspoken for the establishment's liking, he is branded a traitor to his country.
This rollercoaster journey through Robeson's remarkable life highlights how his activism caused him to be disowned and disremembered, even by leaders and descendants of the civil rights movement.
Returning to The Playhouse after a storming performance in 2010, this captivating and evocative one man show features famous songs, speeches and a dramatic rendition of Ol' Man River.

"First-rate ... an admirable introduction to a great pioneering performer" 4 Stars The Guardian

"A stunning piece of musical theatre.... high quality drama, first class singing"
Fringe Review, Edinburgh Fringe, 2010

"Excellent ... convincing ... gripping ... inspiring production." Broadway Baby

 

Tickets: £11/ £9

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