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CALL MR. ROBESON - A LIFE WITH SONGS
18 November 12

ONLINE BOOKING
All transaction charges are now dropped. You will no longer be charged for booking online or for using a card. The only charge will be for postage (£1.00) - and you can choose to collect your tickets from the Box Office instead!

CALL MR. ROBESON - A LIFE WITH SONGS
by Tayo Aluko
Tayo Aluko revives one of the 20th Century's most overlooked figures
'They say I’m meddling in the foreign affairs of the foreign affairs of the United States Government. Now, that’s too bad, ‘cause I’m going to have to continue to meddle...'
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 radical activism caused him to be disowned and disremembered, even by the leaders and descendants of the civil rights movement. It features some of his famous songs (including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River) and speeches.


Tayo Aluko revives one of the 20th Century’s most impressive but overlooked figures in this powerful, compelling tour-de-force performance, which was seen at New York’s Carnegie Hall in February 2012.
 
 
* * * * 'Aluko does a fine job ... First-rate... an admirable introduction to a great pioneering performer'
Michael Billington, The Guardian
 

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REVIEWS
REVIEWS
Show

''Aluko does a fine job ... First-rate" ... an admirable introduction to a great pioneering performer" 4 Stars
The Guardian

"An outstanding, slick production"
London Free Press

"A triumph"
BroadwayWorld.com

"A stunning piece of musical theatre.... high quality drama, first class singing" OUTSTANDING SHOW! 5 Stars
Fringe Review, Edinburgh Fringe, 2010

"An excellent and convincing performance ... a gripping monologue... An inspiring production. " 5 Stars
Broadway Baby

"Never less than utterly believable... stirring and moving.. a comforting and entertaining journey" 5 Stars
British Theatre Guide, Edinburgh Fringe, 2010

"Simply-told but immensely powerful...helps to restore him to our collective memory, with great grace." 4 Stars
The Scotsman

"Quietly compelling".
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EVENT INFORMATION

VENUE
The Theatre

BOOK TICKETS
Via Box Office or online

TICKET PRICES
Adults £12 / Concessions £10

EVENT DETAILS
Sunday 18 November, 5.00pm