Paul Robeson's roller coaster journey through actor, singer, activist.
Call Mr. Robeson is a one man show featuring live music performed by Tayo Aluko about Paul Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life highlighting his pioneering and heroic political activism. It features much fiery oratory and some of his famous songs, including a dramatic rendition of the iconic Ol’ Man River.
"One of the most memorable plays ... of 2013"
Clive Anderson, presenter, BBC R4 Loose Ends
"Simply told but immensely powerful...helps to restore him to our collective memory, with great grace." 4 Stars
"A stunning piece of musical theatre.... high quality drama, first class singing" OUTSTANDING SHOW! 5 Stars
Fringe Review, Edinburgh Fringe, 2010
"Never less than utterly believable... stirring and moving.. a comforting and entertaining journey" 5 Stars
British Theatre Guide, Edinburgh Fringe, 2010
An invigorating and rich story for novice and scholar alike. Aluko seems to almost channel Robeson's fury as he takes the stand for justice and equity. A must-see experience, a treasure of a show. TOP PICK!
DC Theater Scene
Leverhulme Writer On Attachment at Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatre
Winner, Best Musical Performance. Atlantic Fringe, Halifax, Nova Scotia, September 2013
Winner, Best Solo Show, Stratford-upon-Avon Fringe, UK, June 2013
Triple Winner (Impresario Award, Best Actor, Best Original Work) London Fringe, Canada, June 2012
Double Winner (Playwright & Performer), Ogeyinka Merit Awards for Excellence, London, October 2010
Winner, Angel Award for Artistic Excellence; Best Male Performer: Brighton Festival Fringe, May 2008