Return of Call Mr Robeson

Tayo Aluko who performs in Call Mr Robeson at The Playhouse.
Tayo Aluko who performs in Call Mr Robeson at The Playhouse.

The multi-award winning play, ‘Call Mr. Robeson’ is to be performed at The Playhouse next Thursday, May 29th

This rollercoaster journey through actor/singer Paul Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his radical activism caused his downfall. It features some famous songs (including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River), some of his speeches, and a defiant testimony to McCarthy’s Senate House Un-American Activities Committee.

Written and performed by Liverpool-based playwright and singer Tayo Aluko with piano accompaniment by renowned Belfast pianist Scott Flanigan, Call Mr. Robeson is making a welcome return to The Playhouse, having been performed there in June 2010. It was chosen by The Guardian’s theatre critic Michael Billington as his top pick for things to see in London in January 2011.

Aluko, who has performed the play on stages across the UK, USA and Canada, and also in Jamaica and Nigeria said, “I am looking forward to returning to the Playhouse with this amazing story.

“The reception I got there last time was very warm, and I was thrilled to see the etching of Robeson on a Playhouse window! The city’s historical links with the African American Civil Rights Movement make it a great place to celebrate and be re-inspired by this powerful figure.”

To book tickets call The Playhouse Box Office on 028 7126 8027 or visit www.derryplayhouse.co.uk