This rollercoaster journey through actor/singer Paul Robeson’s remarkable life highlights his pioneering and heroic political activism as well as his music. It features Ol’ Man River and other famous songs, much fiery oratory, and a defiant testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee. One of the highlights of the play is the infamous Peekskill Riots of August and September 1949. Written and performed by Nigerian-born, UK-based playwright and singer Tayo Aluko with piano accompaniment by New York pianist Dennis Nelson, Call Mr. Robeson was chosen by the UK Guardian’s theatre critic as his top pick for things to see in London January 2011. Call Mr. Robeson has won numerous awards against international competition including Best Musical Performance at the Atlantic Fringe in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, August 2013, Best Solo Show at the Stratford-upon-Avon Fringe, June 2013 and the Argus Angel Award for Artistic Excellence and the Best Male Performer Award at the Brighton Fringe, May 2008. Learn about an important figure in local history through theater and song – don’t miss out!
“First-rate … an admirable introduction to a great pioneering performer”
“4 Stars”, The Guardian
“A stunning piece of musical theatre…. high quality drama, first class singing” – Fringe Review, Edinburgh Fringe
Appropriate for ages 12 and up.
Tickets are $25 or $35 (incl all tax/fees) and can be purchased at the Box Office, over the Phone or on our website.