Call Mr Robeson

Start:
October 16, 2012
Cost:
£8 (£6 conc)
Venue:
Northern College, Barnsley
Phone:
01226776000
Address:
Google Map
United Kingdom, S75 3ET

Tayo Aluko’s much acclaimed one man show, fresh from touring the United States, comes to Rotherham.

Paul Robeson is a great and 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.

The play is a roller coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life, and 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 much fiery oratory and some of his famous songs, including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River.

“FIRST RATE” 4 Stars
Michael Billington, The Guardian

“A TRIUMPH”
BroadwayWorld.com

“INSPIRING”
British Theatre Guide, October 2011

STANDING OVATION AT CARNEGIE HALL, FEB 2012

Written and Performed by Tayo Aluko
Directed by Olusola Oyeleye
Designed by Phil Newman

A PLAY FOR ALL AGES FROM 8 TO 105!!
Click here to see photo of Tayo with 105-year-old Hetty Bower and 8-year-old Shemaiah Wood, Theatro Technis, London, 22nd January 2011

Just Google – Call Mr Robeson to see why this is a show that you cannot miss!!

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