Call Mr. Robeson -A Life With Songs
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Call Mr. Robeson - A life, with songs.

Writtenand Performed by Tayo Aluko, With Live Piano Accompaniment

Directedby Olusola Oyeleye, Designed by Phil Newman

Paul Robeson is a world-famousactor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When he gets too radical andoutspoken for the establishment's liking, he is branded a traitor to hiscountry, is harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel.

Thisroller-coaster journey through Robeson's remarkable life highlights how hispioneering and heroic political activism led many to describe him as theforerunner 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 SenateHouse Un-American Activities Committee.

One of the 20thCentury's most impressive but overlooked figures is revived in this powerful,compelling tour-de-force performance, performed at New York's Carnegie Hall inFebruary 2012.

"First-rate... an admirable introduction to a great pioneering performer" 4 Stars TheGuardian

"Astunning piece of musical theatre.... high quality drama, first classsinging" FringeReview, Edinburgh Fringe, 2010
"A brilliantly put together history lesson delivered asart."Dirt & Candy
"Never less than utterly believable" BritishTheatre Guide"Simply told but immensely powerful" TheScotsman

"Amust-see experience, a treasure of a show. TOP PICK!" DC TheaterScene

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