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call mr robeson

Tayo Aluko presents
CALL MR. ROBESON
30 Sept - 26 Oct 2013, Tue - Sat, 7.30pm. Tickets from £10.

When Paul Robeson - actor, singer and civil rights campaigner - becomes too outspoken for the establishment's liking, he is branded a traitor to his country and denied opportunities to perform or travel. 
CALL MR ROBESON charts his rollercoaster from diehard activism to dramatic downfall. Featuring songs (including Robeson’s extraordinary rendition of Ol’ Man River), great oratory, and a spectacularly defiant testimony to the Senate House Un-American Activities Committee.

Tayo Aluko returns to the TBT following his acclaimed production at FIRST in January 2013. Call Mr Robeson is part of the Paul Robeson: Arts as a Weapon Festival, featuring a host of events, performances and debates at the TBT - full details to be announced soon.


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★★★★“First-rate... an admirable introduction to a great pioneering performer"-Guardian

★★★★ “"A powerful and moving performance” - WhatsOnStage

★★★★ "Simply-told but immensely powerful...helps to restore him to our collective memory, with great grace.”-The Scotsman

★★★★★ "Stunning... high quality drama, first class singing" - Fringe Review

Winner, Best Solo Show, Stratford-upon-Avon Fringe, UK, June 2013
Triple Winner (Impresario Award, Best Actor, Best Original Work) London Fringe, Canada, June 2012
Double Winner (Playwright & Performer), Ogeyinka Merit Awards for Excellence,
London, October 2010
Winner, Angel Award for Artistic Excellence; Best Male Performer: Brighton Festival Fringe, May 2008

 

 

 

 

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