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Call Mr. Robeson, A life with Songs

Call Mr. Robeson, A life with Songs

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Call Mr. Robeson

A life, with songs

21 Oct 2017

Paul Robeson was 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, 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.
 
This roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life highlights how his pioneering and heroic (but largely forgotten) political activism led many to describe him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement.
 
It features much fiery oratory and some of his famous songs, including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River.
 
 
7.30-9pm. Doors open 7pm
Admission £10 / £8 (concessions)
The Space
 
Get tickets from Five Leaves Bookshop.
 
 
This event is organised in collaboration with Five Leaves Bookshop.

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