HIFA Harare International
Festival of the Arts

Just An Ordinary Lawyer

Theatre • Tickets: $0.00

A play, with songs.

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.

Written and performed by Tayo Aluko


Live piano accompaniment by manuel bagorro

Directed by Amanda Huxtable

Designed by Emma Williams


“A fascinating play.” (4 stars)- The Guardian

“Another triumph ... that thrills and touches.”(5 Stars) -

British Theatre Guide

“Immensely enjoyable.”(4 Stars) - One4Review

“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


**14+ No sexual content


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