Call Mr Robeson
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Paul Robeson is a world-famous American actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When he gets too radical and outspoken for the establishment's liking, he is branded a traitor, is harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel. This roller-coaster journey through Robesons 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. First rate **** (Guardian).