Thursday 13th October 7.30pm
Call Mr. Robeson – A life, with songs.
Written and Performed by Tayo Aluko, With Live Piano Accompaniment
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.
“Simply told but immensely powerful” The Scotsman
” A stunning piece of musical theatre” 5 STARS Fringe Review
Tickets £10 / £8 concessions / £5 Edge Hill University Students and school parties of 10 or more