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  • Call Mr Robeson – A Life with Songs

    Sun. 30 October 2011 | 7:30 - 9 PM

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    Paul Robeson is a great and 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.

    The rollercoaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his activism caused him to be disowned and disremembered, even by the leaders and descendants of the civil rights movement. It features some famous songs and speeches, including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River, and a spectacularly defiant testimony to the Senate House Un-American Activities Committee.

    Written and performed by Tayo Aluko on behalf of the Stop the War Coalition.

    Location:
    Norwich: Norwich Puppet Theatre, Whitefriars, NR3 1TN
    Admission:
    £10, £8 children and concessions
    Telephone:
    01603 629921
    Website:
    Call Mr Robeson
    Organizer(s):
    Norwich Stop the War Coalition
    Suitability
    Suitable for ages 12+.

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