Ahead of his performance at Dorchester Arts, Nigerian-born Tayo Aluko presents his talk about his Paul Robeson-inspired play, ‘Call Mr. Robeson’.

As part of the upcoming ‘Journey to Justice’ exhibition at Shire Hall, we are pleased to welcome Tayo Aluko to talk about his play ‘Call Mr Robeson’, which he will be performing the following evening at Dorchester Arts. 

Aluko originally trained as an architect, until a chance conversation led to him discover the story of American actor, singer and civil rights campaigner Paul Robeson. It was a moment that would send him on a very different life path: one that has taken him around the world with his play ‘Call Mr. Robeson’, including a visit to Dorchester in 2011.

In this presentation linked to the play, Aluko seeks to explain how better-known civil-rights figures are following in Robeson’s own footsteps. With recent developments in America and elsewhere, the journey’s end still remains elusive, and he asks, “Which way now?”

In partnership with Dorchester Arts. Aluko will be performing his play, ‘Call Mr. Robeson’ at Dorchester Arts the following night, Thursday 24 May 2018 Tickets are available online, by telephone (01305 266926) or at the box office weekdays between 10.00 and 16.00.

If you buy combined talk and Call Mr Robeson play tickets you will receive a £1.00 discount on your purchase.