Call Mr. Robeson at the Everyman on June 24th. It's the final official performance there before it shuts down for redevelopment for two years, so don't miss your chance to say "I WAS THERE"!

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 some of his famous songs and speeches, including a dramatic rendition of Ol' Man River.

Youtube clips:
Steal Away
Kansas City

"FIRST RATE" 4 Stars
Michael Billington, The Guardian

Fringe Review, Edinburgh Fringe, 2010

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

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

Call Mr Robeson: Winner, Angel Award for Artistic Excellence.
Nominee, Best Show.
Tayo Aluko: Winner, Best Male Performer.
Brighton Festival Fringe, May 2008.


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Tayo Aluko and Friends. 25-26 Mount Pleasant
Liverpool L3 5RY
Tel: +44 (0) 151 707 8187

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