.Intrepid Theatre presents Tayo Aluko’s ‘Just an Ordinary Lawyer’ in partnership with the BC Black History Awareness Society for ONE NIGHT ONLY as part of Black History Month.
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” (DirtAndCandy.com)‘
‘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.’
He is Britain’s first Black judge, a fine singer and keen cricket lover. Finding himself stranded in the Heart of Empire, Nigerian Tunji Sowande muses on Black liberation struggles worldwide. He insists he is no political aficionado, but is content to contribute through his music and songs. Written and performed by Tayo Aluko Directed by Amanda Huxtable Designed by Emma Williams With Live Piano Accompaniment
Just an Ordinary lawyer: A Play with Songs Created and performed by Tayo Aluko Thursday, February 8pm The Metro Studio – 1411 Quadra Street Tickets: $23 via Ticket Rocket at ticketrocket.co or call 250.590.6291