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2, 4 & 5 February - then on tour
Award-winning Paul Robeson play to raise funds for five campaigns and charities
   
Award-winning Paul Robeson play to raise funds for five campaigns and charities
Award-winning Paul Robeson play to raise funds for five campaigns and charities

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. Its writer and performer, Tayo Aluko will be donating proceeds from five of the 24 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.

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.

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.

Press release (including fundraiser details for benefiting charities and campaigns)

February 2: Yale College, Wrexham
February 4: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
February 5: Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
March 2: Harrow Arts Centre
March 3: The Plough, Great Torrington, Devon
March 5: The Arc Theatre, Trowbridge
March 17: The Square Chapel, Halifax
March 19: Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven
March 23: Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards
March 24: Market Place, Armagh
March 25: Island Arts Centre, Lisburn
April 1: The Brindley, Runcorn
April 24: Everyman 3rd Room, Liverpool From Africa to the White House (Working Class Music Festival)
April 26: The Gate, Cardiff
Apr 28: Theatr Felinfach, Felinfach, Lampeter
Apr 29: CANCELLED due to Royal Wedding Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea
Apr 30: Miners Welfare Hall, Ystradgylnlais

May 1: Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan
May 3: Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl
May 19: CANCELLED due to building works. Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli
May 20: Galeri, Caenarfon
June 11: York Theatre Royal
Sept 24: Pound Arts Centre, Corsham
Nov 24 & 25: Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Info: www.callmrrobeson.com



Related links
Guardian critic Michael Billington gives four stars to Tayo Aluko's play Call Mr Robeson

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