Just An Ordinary Lawyer

Just An Ordinary Lawyer

Sat 02 November 2019

Autumn 2019 | Theatre
Written and performed by Tayo Aluko 
Directed by Amanda Huxtable, Designed by Emma Williams
With live piano accompaniment

The British Empire was trying desperately to hold on to its colonial possessions by any means … and the foul 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, Tayo Aluko follows the multi-award-winning Call Mr. Robeson with another “brilliantly put together history lesson delivered as art.”

“A fascinating play.” ★★★★ The Guardian 

“Another triumph... that thrills and touches.”★★★★- British Theatre Guide

“Immensely enjoyable.” ★★★★ - One 4 Review 

“A superb play.” 9/10 - Liverpool Sound and Vision

“Every socialist, anti-racist and anti-imperialist will love this.” Socialist Worker
“Prepare to be bowled over.” Wirral Globe

WoW   Liverpool Commonwealth


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show details

Dates: Sat 2 Nov
Times: 7:30pm
Running time: 85mins (no Interval)
Prices: £10
Charges:  £1.50 postage
Venue: Unity One
Age Recommendation: Suitible for ages 14+

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