Just An Ordinary Lawyer
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JUST AN ORDINARY LAWYERA play, with songs. Written and performed by Tayo AlukoWith live piano accompaniment Directed by Amanda Huxtable, Designed by Emma Williams

"The British Empirewas trying desperately to hold on to its colonial possessions by any means &and the foul would often override the fair."

87 words:
Nigerian Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiplebarriersto become Britain's first Black judgein 1978. Also a fine concert singer and keen cricket lover, he muses oninternational politics and history as they affect the Black world from Africato the USA and Britain, from the point of view of one who would rather watchsports, and spread love and peace through the medium of song.

Recalling heroicsporting achievements alongside epoch-defining political events, Tayo Aluko delivers"a brilliantly put together history lesson delivered as art."

47 words:He is Britain's first Black judge, a fine singer and keen cricket lover.Finding himself stranded in the Heart of Empire, Nigerian Tunji Sowande museson Black liberation struggles worldwide. He insists he is no politicalaficionado, but is content to contribute through his music and songs.


"A fascinating play" (4stars) The Guardian

"Another triumph & that thrills and touches" (5 Stars)BritishTheatre Guide

"Immensely enjoyable." (4 Stars)One4Review

"A superb play" (9/10)LiverpoolSound and Vision

"Every socialist, anti-racist and ≠anti-imperialistwill love this"SocialistWorker

"Prepare to be bowled over" WirralGlobe

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