Paul Robeson is a world-famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When he gets too radical and outspoken for the establishment's liking, he is branded a traitor to his country, is harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel.
This roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his pioneering and heroic political activism led many to describe him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement. It features some famous songs (including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River), speeches, and a spectacularly defiant testimony to the Senate House Un-American Activities Committee.
★★★★ The Guardian
"Aluko does a fine job … First-rate … an admirable introduction to a great pioneering performer!"
★★★★★ British Theatre Guide
Written and Performed by: Tayo Aluko
With Live Piano Accompaniment
Directed by: Olusola Oyeleye
Designed by: Phil Newman
Call Mr Robeson