The Award-Winning Call Mr Robeson is Set To Stun  Audiences At The Atkinson

The Award-Winning Call Mr Robeson is Set To Stun Audiences At The Atkinson

Join us at The Atkinson, Southport for the rollercoaster journey through actor, singer and pioneer civil rights activist Paul Robeson’s remarkable life on Thursday 12 September at 7.30pm.

 “They say I’m meddling in the foreign affairs of the foreign affairs of the United States Government. Now, that’s too bad, ‘cause I’m going to have to continue to meddle…”

Paul Robeson is a world 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 award-winning journey through Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life 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 much fiery oratory and some of his famous songs, including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River.

Tayo Aluko revives one of the 20th Century’s most impressive but overlooked figures in this powerful, compelling tour-de-force performance, which was seen at New York’s Carnegie Hall in February 2012.

Call Mr Robeson is just one of the fantastic theatre shows available this autumn at The Atkinson. To see more, why not take advantage of the Buy 3 and save £10 offer when you buy any 3 selected theatre shows events across the season. Tickets must be booked at the same time and includes; Call Mr Robeson, Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, Winston on the Run, Dracula, Life and Love of Alfred J Hitchcock and The Female Gothic.

See Call Mr Robeson at The Atkinson, Southport on Thursday 12 September at 7.30pm. Tickets are £11/£9 concessions/ £6 schools and are available online at , by calling The Atkinson box office on 01704 533333 and over the counter.

*Please be advised there is a £2 booking fee for booking over the phone and online bookings.


Posted on 10 September 2013 under General news

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