Saturday, December 11, 2010

Call Mr Robeson: Early Spring Tour 2011

"Paul Robeson is a great and famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner.  When over the years he gets progressively 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.  Just as physical, emotional and mental stress threaten to push him over the fine line between genius and madness, he is summoned to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee, to give the most difficult and important performance of his career.

Call Mr. Robeson is a roller coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life, and highlights how his radical activism caused him to be disowned and disremembered, even by the leaders and descendants of the civil rights movement.  It features some of his famous songs and speeches, including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River.  It features some of his famous songs"

January 4 - 23 (not 10, 17 or 24): London. THEATRO TECHNIS, 26 Crowndale Road, NW1 1TT 7.30pm (Tues - Sat) 3.00pm (Thurs, Sat, Sun) £10/£8. (2 for 1 on 4 - 6 and 11 and 18) 0207 387 6617. http://www.theatrotechnis.com/
January 25: Darlington. DARLINGTON ARTS CENTRE,Vane Terrace, DL3 7AX 8pm. £10.50 (discounts available) 01325 486555 http://www.darlingtonarts.co.uk/
January 26: Bury. THE MET, Market Street, BL9 0BW;
8pm. £10/£6 0161 761 2216 www.themet.biz0161 761 2216 http://www.themet.biz/
January 27: Salford. THE LOWRY, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ 8pm. £10/£8 0843 208 6010 http://www.thelowry.com/
January 28: Derby. THE GUILDHALL THEATRE,Market Place, DE1 3AH 7.30pm. £10/£8 01332 255 800 http://www.derbylive.co.uk/
January 29: Goole. JUNCTION, Paradise Place, DN14 5DL 8pm. £8/£6 01405 763 652 http://www.junctiongoole.co.uk/
February 4: Peebles. EASTGATE THEATRE & ARTS CENTRE, Eastgate, EH45 8AD 7.30pm. £13/£11 01721 725 777 http://www.thebooth.co.uk/
February 5: Inverness. EDEN COURT THEATRE, Bishops Road, IV3 5SA 8pm. £12/£10 01463 234 234 http://www.eden-court.co.uk/

SUPPORTED BY UNITY THEATRE TRUST Double Award Winner Ogeyinka Merit Awards for
Excellence, London, October 2010 Angel Award for Artistic Excellence & Best Male Performer.
Brighton Festival Fringe, May 2008  D E S I G N : W W W. H O L D E N A N D S O N S . C O . U K  
(hat tip SERTUC)
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