It has been announced this week that HH client PATERSON JOSEPH’s one-man show Sancho: An Act of Remembrance will be staged in Oxford Playhouse and Birmingham Rep in the autumn, prior to a US tour.
This new play is conceived, written and performed by PATERSON himself and is set at the height of the British slave trade. It charts the life of composer, actor and writer Charles Ignatius Sancho, who became the first British African to vote in Britain.
Born on a slave ship in 1729, Sancho’s life was full of surprising twists. As Thomas Gainsborough paints his infamous portrait, we are given an insight into the remarkable true story of an African man who dared to act, write, sing and voice his political opinion with wit and charm as he fought to take his place in British society.
Sancho: An Act of Remembrance will be co-directed by Simon Godwin, with music and sound design by Ben Park, design by Michael Vale and lighting by Lucrecia Briceno. It will run at the Oxford Playhouse, on the main stage, from September 17 to 19, before playing at the Birmingham Rep from September 22 to 25, after which it tours the US from October through February next year. Book your tickets for Oxford here.