Paul Robeson is a world-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.
This roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable life highlights how his pioneering and heroic political activism led many to describe him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement.
It features some famous songs (including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River), speeches, and a spectacularly defiant testimony to the Senate House Un-American Activities Committee.
One of the 20th Century’s most impressive but overlooked figures is revived in this powerful, compelling tour-de-force performance, performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall in February 2012.
“First-rate ... an admirable introduction to a great pioneering performer" 4 Stars - The Guardian
"A stunning piece of musical theatre.... high quality drama, first class singing" Fringe Review, Edinburgh Fringe, 2010
Leominster Festival 2017 runs from June 2 to June 11. Check out the full programme here.
Photos: Artist website.
- 10th June, 2017
- Ticket Price
- £14 Adult. £12 under-16. Tickets available from Leominster Tourist Information Centre.
- The Playhouse, School Road, Leominster, HR6 8NJ Get Directions, by car, or by public transport