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Just An Ordinary Lawyer by Tayo Aluko (Saturday)
October 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm£10.00 - £12.00
Tayo Aluko presents “Just An Ordinary Lawyer”
Just An Ordinary Lawyer is a play about Nigerian Tunji Sowande who quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first Black judge in 1978. Also a fine concert singer and keen cricket lover, Tayo Aluko muses on international politics and history as they affect the Black world from Africa to the USA and Britain, from the point of view of one who would rather watch sports, and spread love and peace through the medium of song.
Recalling heroic sporting achievements alongside epoch-defining political events, Tayo Aluko follows the multi-award-winning Call Mr. Robeson with another “brilliantly put together history lesson delivered as art.”
“The British Empire was trying desperately to hold on to its colonial possessions by any means … and the foul would often override the fair.”
“A fascinating show” (4 stars) The Guardian
“Another triumph” (5 stars) British Theatre Guide
“Ground-breaking … superb … extraordinary” Morning Star
“A brilliant … piece of theatre.” Monday Magazine (Canada)
“Immensely enjoyable.” (4 Stars) One4Review
“Every socialist, anti-racist and anti-imperialist will love this” Socialist Worker
“Prepare to be bowled over” Wirral Globe
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