Call Mr Robeson – A Life, with Songs

Theatre (historical, music)

  • C ARTS | C venues | C aurora - studio
  • 18:00
  • Aug 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19
  • 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Group: Tayo Aluko and Friends (Nigeria/UK)
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Depiction of attempted suicide
  • Accessibility:
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
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One of the twentieth century’s most impressive but overlooked figures is revived in this powerful, compelling tour-de-force. When Paul Robeson, actor, singer, civil rights campaigner gets too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he is branded a traitor, harassed, and denied opportunities. This rollercoaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his pioneering and heroic activism led many to see him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement. Features memorable songs (including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River), and Robeson’s testimony to the Un-American Activities Committee. ‘First-rate’ **** (Guardian).

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