Call Mr Robeson  - Fundraiser Tue 18 Jan 2011

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Award-Winning Paul Robeson play to raise funds for five Campaigns and Charities, including Crossroads Women

The Guardian

Call Mr. Robeson, an award-winning play about the African American singer, actor and Civil Rights activist, Paul Robeson, is to be performed at Theatro Technis in Camden, London from 4th to 23rd January 2011. Its writer and performer, Tayo Aluko will be donating proceeds from five of the twenty four performances to some London-based organisations that represent causes that Paul Robeson would have supported. The organisations are: Anti-Slavery International, Fairtrade London, Stop the War Coalition, Think Global (Development Education Association) and Crossroads Women.

Tuesday 18 Jan 2011 - Fundraiser for Crossroads Women 

Aluko said: "Paul Robeson was an international superstar who decided to use his fame to champion causes that promoted peace, equality and justice around the world. Despite suffering at the hands of the Establishment because of his beliefs, his story is very inspiring, and I would like to think he would approve of money being raised for such causes today, as they often struggle for funding."

Call Mr. Robeson has been awarded 5 Stars on no less than six occasions by Fringe festival reviewers. One enthused: "I struggle desperately to find words that can truly express my feelings for this production and as such, I urge you, from somewhere within me that I haven't been in touch with for a long time, to go and experience it for yourself." (Three Weeks, Brighton Fringe 2010).
Another described the performance as "Never less than utterly believable... stirring and moving.. a comforting and entertaining journey" (British Theatre Guide, Edinburgh Fringe 2010),

What: Call Mr. Robeson. A life, with songs. Written and Performed by Tayo Aluko, with Michael Conliffe, Piano. Directed by Olusola Oyeleye, Designed by Phil Newman.
Where: Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Road, London NW1 1TT
When: Tuesday 4 January to Sunday 23 January 2011 (not Mondays) £10/£8. (2 for 1 on 4 - 6 and 11 and 18)
Box Office
: 0207 387 6617         
Tour: The London run will be followed by one-night performances in Darlington, Bury, Salford, Derby, Goole, Peebles and Inverness.

Details www.callmrrobeson.com
Tayo Aluko and Friends: 0151 707 8187  info@tayoalukoandfriends.com

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