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Live ShowCall Mr. Robeson – A life, with songs

Written and Performed by Tayo Aluko

25th November  Saturday   8pm

Call Mr. Robeson – A life, with songs

Written and Performed by Tayo Aluko

Paul Robeson is a world-famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner.  When over the years he gets progressively too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he is branded a traitor to his country, harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel.  Just as physical, emotional and mental stress threaten to push him over the fine line between genius and madness, he is summoned to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee, to give the most difficult and important performance of his career.

This roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life highlights how his pioneering and heroic (but largely forgotten) political activism led many to describe him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement.  It features much fiery oratory and some of his famous songs, including a dramatic rendering of Ol’ Man River.

Triple Winner (Impresario Award, Best Actor, Best Original Work) London Fringe
A brilliantly put together history lesson delivered as art - The Guardian

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