A Man For All Times

Theatre, Drama
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The V&A marks the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech with this fringe-sized production of Brian Richardson's verbatim play about WEB Du Bois, founder of the US Civil Rights Movement who died in 1963 and was honoured in King's oration.


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Neil Bookman of Portobello

Most impressive. By the end of this this tour de force I realized I had surrendered completely and that Brian was Du Bois, possessed by his spirit as he had become. I felt enriched and informed. We should wish to know this man as we, both black and white, have desired to know Obama. The modest but powerful production has given us an appetizing opportunity to do so, perfectly paced and staged (I understand for the the evening performances only) in a delightfully idiosyncratic vault of the V & A and surprisingly, you will discover, easily accessed at the tunnel entrance to the Museum.


A unique and amazing experience to be able to be so close to excellent acting. This play takes you back to a dark time in history. It captures what the racism was like at the time and the colour divide. You can learn lessons of great resilience to life's challenges through the life story of WEB Du Bois . Definitely worth a visit to the unusual venue at the V&A.

Donna Gerber

Wow!!! To see this one man play you find your way to a tube tunnel room only big enough for a small platform stage and 25 seats...and then you see a great performance about an American man of incredible intellect and internal strength who lived through America's tragic post slavery segregation and racism and yet lived his life with dignity and resolve to be a great civil rights leader....Brian Richardson brought tears to the eyes of this visiting American....