Confessions of an Ageing Tennis Player: read by Tayo Aluko

This year, I’m planning to give Confessions of an Ageing Tennis Player a major re-boot by publishing it with Troubadour books.  I’ve been fortunate to meet a Derby based illustrator, Paul Warren, who has provided a fantastic set of images for the book which you can see on the campaign page here.

I’ve also been very lucky to involve Tayo Aluko who has generously donated his time and skill to the campaign by reading the text for the promotional video for the campaign

Tayo  was born in Nigeria and now lives in Liverpool. Previously an architect, he is now a professional playwright, actor and singer. He has fronted orchestras as baritone soloist in concert halls, and performed lead roles in opera, musicals and oratorio. His two plays, CALL MR ROBESON and JUST AN ORDINARY LAWYER have been performed around the UK and internationally for many years, and both received four star reviews from the Guardian.

He has been published in The Guardian, The Morning Star, NERVE Magazine, Modern Ghana and Searchlight Magazine. He was one of a group of ten “outstanding writers of colour” (including the 2019 Booker Prize joint winner) invited to write and perform responses to artefacts held in Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum in 2019. His third play will be inspired by the life and music of the Black British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

You can read more about him here.

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