Tayo Aluko

  • Actor
    Male / Merseyside
  • Ethnicity
    Black - African
    Age Range
    55 - 65
    Height
    6' (1m 83cm)
    Weight
    14st. 13lb (95kg)
    Hair Colour
    Black
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Muscular

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2020We are sung to the Guildhall by ... Tayo Aluko, and walk in the wake of his resonant spirituals.
Clare Bennan
theguardian.com
2019“A fascinating show … packs in so much”
Michael Billington
theguardian.com
2019“A fascinating show … packs in so much” (4 stars)
Michael Billington, The Guardian
theguardian.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Singer
Site Specific
The Freedom of the City
Jonathan Moore
Arts Over Borders
Derry/Londonderry sites
2016 - 2019Tunji Sowande
Theatre (Tour)
Just An Ordinary Lawyer
Amanda Huxtable
Tayo Aluko & Friends
National and International Tour
2008 - 2019Paul Robeson
Theatre (Tour)
Call Mr. Robeson
Olusola Oyeleye
Tayo Aluko & Friends
1997God and other roles
Theatre
The Mystery Plays
Richard Williams
Liverpool Playhouse Theatre
Liverpool Playhouse
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    1991ArchitectureUniversity of Liverpool

    Additional Skills

    High level baritone singer. Have sung with the Halle Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall, and performed Call Mr. Robeson at Carnegie Hall, New York.

    Additional Information

    The first play, Call Mr. Robeson, is about Paul Robeson, the African American actor and singer. The second play, Just An Ordinary Lawyer uses the life of Britain's first Black judge (also a singer) and his love of cricket to look at world history, and anti-imperialist, anti-colonialist and anti-racist struggles worldwide.

    I am interested in screen work, generally short-term, to fit in with my touring schedule with my plays.

    About me

    I have become a professional internationally touring stage actor/singer almost by accident, having come across an interesting story and written a play about it, then going on to perform and tour it myself, both around the UK and in USA, Canada, Jamaica and Nigeria since 2008. Since August 2016, I have also been performing a second one-man musical play.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • Black
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Yoruba
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    Hair Length
    • Bald / Crew Cut
    Perform nude?
    • No
    Stage Combat Skills
    • No
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Facial Characteristics
    • Beard
    • Goatee
    General Singing Skills
    • Solo
    Native accent
    • Yoruba
    DBS checked
    • No
    Accents (International)
    • French
    • Nigerian
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Interested in
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Accents (UK)
    • RP
    • Southern England
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    Experienced In
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)