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Award-Winning Paul Robeson play
to raise funds for five Campaigns and Charities, including Crossroads
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
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.
Tayo Aluko and Friends: 0151 707 8187
Tayo Aluko and Friends