The Black Jacobins Revisited: Rewriting History Conference

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Performance of Toussaint Louverture Play


Paul Robeson as Toussaint LouvertureSunday 27 October 2013, 7.30pm, The Bluecoat, Liverpool. Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History (1936). A Reading of Extracts by Tayo Aluko & Friends. First performance since 1936 of precursor to C.L.R. James’s classic history of the Haitian revolution The Black Jacobins, which started life as a play with Paul Robeson in the lead. These readings also include material never published or performed before now.

Venue: The Bluecoat, Liverpool (
Tickets cost £5 (£4 concession) and can be bought at: Entrance to this performance is included in tickets for The Black Jacobins events, which can be bought from:

Tayo Aluko as Paul RobesonFor more information about Tayo Aluko and his award-winning performances as Paul Robeson, go to Tayo’s websites: 



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