Croydonites Festival of New Theatre

  • Where:
    The Spread Eagle Pub Theatre, 39-41 Katharine St, Croydon, Croydon, CR0 1NX
  • When:
    27 March
    6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • How much:
    Tickets £10/£8 or buy a day pass for £24/£18
  • Contact:
    07733 221949
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Theatre & Films
Croydonites Festival of New Theatre

Tayo Aluko & Friends / Coleridge-Taylor of Freetown

In Freetown, George Coleridge-Taylor plans a concert tour to return his deceased relative, renowned composer and one-time Croydon resident Samuel Coleridge-Taylor to prominence by presenting a concert of his songs. Sierra-Leone’s history and politics threaten to drown out the music, but he persists nonetheless, with optimism.
A work in progress by writer/performer Tayo Aluko, this "undiplomatic musical historical play" with live piano accompaniment by Thomas Kell, imagines how, through the lens of a modern-day relative, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's life can be appreciated from an internationalist perspective.

Nigerian-born Tayo Aluko is an actor, singer and playwright, based in Liverpool, UK, where he worked previously as an architect.

Tickets: www.croydonites.com

Richmond and Twickenham Times