Reviews

“Aluko does a fine job … First-rate … an admirable introduction
to a great pioneering performer” 4 Stars The Guardian

“A brilliantly put together history lesson delivered as art.” Dirt & Candy

“One of the most memorable plays … of 2013”
Clive Anderson, presenter, BBC R4 Loose Ends

“Expert characterisation and subtle evocative writing” Buzzcuts

“A great piece of theatre.” International Socialist Organisation

“A triumph of the human spirit.” Adelaide Advertiser

“A wonderfully uplifting and inspiring performance.” (Outstanding Show) Fringe Review, Brighton Fringe, May 2016

“An accomplished and engaging performance” Broadway Baby, Brighton Fringe, May 2016

“Emotionally charged … insightful … wonderfully performed”
4 Stars Everything Theatre

“Convincing, entrhalling … outstanding” The Upcoming

” A genuine tour de force” Chronicle Herald, Halifax NS

“An outstanding, slick production” London Free Press

“A triumph” BroadwayWorld.com

“…According to my sister and friends YOU WERE SUPERB and her friend asked “Why is he not going round schools teaching history that way – no one will ever forget history lessons taught like that”. E M, Liverpool

“A strong message that reminded one of other[s] like Malcom X and Patrick Lumumba.” Nigerian Best Forum

“An inspiring first person presentation” British Theatre Guide, October 2011

“Moving … perfect … fascinating …intense” Yorkshire Post

“Potent and illuminating” CurtainUp, New York, August 2011

“An impassioned, dignified performance” nytheatre.com

“it became easy to forget that he was simply an embodiment of Robeson and not the real person” The Dartmouth

“A captivating feat of storytelling” The Mule

“Profoundly moving” Peace News

“Powerful” Back Stage, New York, August 2011

“Captures the spirit, warmth and dignity of his subject.” Morning Star

“A stunning piece of musical theatre…. high quality drama, first
class singing” OUTSTANDING SHOW! 5 Stars Fringe Review, Edinburgh Fringe, 2010

“An excellent and convincing performance … a gripping monologue…
An inspiring production. ” 5 Stars Broadway Baby

“Never less than utterly believable… stirring and moving.. a comforting and entertaining journey” 5 Stars British Theatre Guide, Edinburgh Fringe, 2010

“Simply-told but immensely powerful…helps to restore him to our collective memory, with great grace.” 4 Stars The Scotsman

“A powerful and moving performance” 4 stars What’s on stage

“Quietly compelling”. The Stage

Masterful… I urge you, from somewhere within me that I haven’t been in touch with for a long time, to go and experience [this production] for yourself. 5 Stars Three Weeks, Brighton Fringe, May 2010

An invigorating and rich story for novice and scholar alike. Aluko seems to almost channel Robeson’s fury as he takes the stand for justice and equity. A must-see experience, a treasure of a show. TOP PICK! DC Theater Scene

[A] fine evocation of one of America’s great talents and most controversial social activists.. Aluko’s nicely paced tour through Robeson’s career and life … does honor to Robeson the performer and intellectual. The Philadelphia Inquirer

Remarkable show The Socialist

More than a few eyes grew misty. Tayo Aluko richly deserved the standing ovation he received at the end, though I’m sure he wouldn’t begrudge Mr. Robeson his share of the acclaim. NERVE Magazine

A robust, natural performance Tallawah Magazine, Kingston, Jamaica

With an engaging script, timeless music and a heartfelt performance by Tayo Aluko, “Call Mr. Robeson” is a brilliant living portrait of one of the most prolific and profound figures in American History. Kimberly C. Roberts, The Philadelphia Tribune

The best live theater I’ve seen since Nathan Lane in “A Funny Thing
Happened on the Way to the Forum”. Mike Wise, WJFK 106.7FM, Washington DC

A thrilling, moving and marvellously entertaining musical drama. Aluko’s singing of Robeson songs like Ol’ Man River and Steal Away is totally soulful and convincing – just like this show!” (5 Stars) Latest 7 Magazine

Wonderful performance. I think Paul Robeson was resoundly present in your performance. Hauntingly beautiful singing… Thank you! Julie Greenfield, Castro Valley, CA

Inspiring, funny, eloquent, masterful and informative!
Anne Brown, Walnut Creek, CA

Brilliant show, amazing depth of research, delicious script.
Osita Ike, Lagos, Nigeria

Excellent reminder of Mr. Robeson and Negro Spirituals.
Margie Rees, Dallas/Lagos

A great performance. Entertaining, educative, enlightening and thought-provoking. A rare showcase of an artist’s interest in improving the lot, and promoting the music of African Americans. Ikeogu Oke, Lagos

Truly excellent. Deeply moving. Honest telling of the story. You should go worldwide. Julie Bairwal, London

This show defies definition. [Robeson’s] story is powerfully brought to life by Tayo Aluko. Songs of struggle beautifully complement the narrative and the intense speeches.” (5 stars) Three Weeks

The first time I’ve ever cried on duty. Male usher, Bristol Old Vic

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