Writer and performer Tayo Aluko is to donate proceeds from five performances of his award-winning play, Call Mr Robeson, to London-based organisations which represent the kind of causes that Paul Robeson supported. The beneficiaries are Anti-Slavery International, Fairtrade London, Stop the War Coalition, Think Global (Development Education Association) and Crossroads Women.
“Paul Robeson was an international superstar who decided to use his fame to champion causes that promoted peace, equality and justice around the world” Mr Aluko explained. “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. This is a truly remarkable and most memorable work. “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).
Call Mr. Robeson. A life, with songs.
Written and Performed by Tayo Aluko, with Michael Conliffe.
Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Road, London, NW1 1TT. Box Office: 0207 387 6617.
Tuesday 4th January to Sunday 23th January 2011 (except Mondays) £10/£8. (2 for 1 on 4th, 6th, 11th and 18th)
4th January Anti-Slavery International
5th January: Fairtrade London
6th January: Stop the War Coalition
11th January: Think Global
18th January: Crossroads Women