CALL MR. ROBESON – A LIFE, WITH SONGS

Written and performed by Tayo Aluko, with live piano accompaniment

Showing Wed 2 May, 7.30pm

CALL MR. ROBESON – A LIFE, WITH SONGS

This production ended on 02/05/2018

Synopsis

Paul Robeson is a world-famous actor, singer and Civil Rights campaigner. When he gets too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he is branded a traitor to his country, is harassed and denied opportunities to perform or travel.

This roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his pioneering and heroic political activism led many to describe him as the forerunner of the Civil Rights Movement. It features some famous songs (including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River), speeches, and a spectacularly defiant testimony to the Senate House Un-American Activities Committee.

Prices £15