Upper Broughton to host critically acclaimed theatre production ‘Call Mr Robeson’

Call Mr Robeson at Carnegie Hall 
PHOTO: Carol Rosegg

Call Mr Robeson at Carnegie Hall PHOTO: Carol Rosegg

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The village hall at Upper Broughton is set to host a critically acclaimed theatre production ‘Call Mr Robeson’ in March.

The production has been written by Tayo Aluko. and will highlight how Paul Robeson’s activism caused him to be disowned and disremembered. It features some famous songs, speeches, and a spectacularly defiant testimony to the Senate House Un-American Activities Committee, including a dramatic rendition of Ol’ Man River.

The show has been put on by Village Ventures the rural and community touring organisation. The programme is co-ordinated by Live and Local and funded by Arts Council England and Nottinghamshire’s County Council.

Chair of Upper Broughton Village Hall committee, Tim Flood, said: “Call Mr Robeson has been performed around the world to unanimous critical acclaim.

“It promises to be a very special evening when we welcome this theatrical tour de force to our own village hall.”

Tickets for the show at 7.30pm on March 11 are priced at £10. Call (01664) 823165 for more details.