Just an Ordinary Lawyer
Tue 4 Oct to Sat 8 Oct 2016
£16 - £12*
A PLAY, WITH SONGS
Written and performed by Tayo Aluko
“The British Empire was trying desperately to hold on to its colonial possessions by any means … and the foul, it became clear to me, would often override the fair.”
Nigerian Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first Black judge in 1978. Also a fine concert singer and keen cricket lover, he 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, former Everyman & Playhouse Writer in Residence Tayo Aluko offers another “brilliantly put together history lesson delivered as art” (Dirt & Candy).
“A story of triumph over bigotry that thrills and touches”
"Another triumph from Aluko"
"A compelling history lesson that will knock you for six."
"A superb play; a memoir of dedication from one great and inspiring man from another"
“Every socialist, anti-racist and anti-imperialist will love this”