Sancho: An Act of RemembranceWritten, directed and performed by Paterson Joseph
“And like my hero, I struggle against who people think I am when they see the colour of my skin, and who I really am.”
Charles Ignatius Sancho is having his portrait painted by Thomas Gainsborough. Born on a slave ship in 1729, educated in secret, he may not be the man that would expect to be painted by Gainsborough, but maybe his story is much more than you could imagine.
Sancho’s life was one of surprising, moving and funny twists. A friend of David Garrick, he became a composer, actor, anti-slavery campaigner and the first Black person of African origin to vote in Britain. This is the story of man who lived a remarkable and ground-breaking life.
In this revealing, funny, one-man show, one of the UK’s finest actors Paterson Joseph inhabits the curious, daringly determined life of Charles Ignatius Sancho.
Sancho: An Act of Remembrance is a one person show performed to a socially distanced audience. All available seats are in groups of one, two, three, and four. You can attend as a group of up to four if you share a household or are in a shared support bubble. If you would like to book for a group larger than four, please contact our Box Office to enquire about your options.
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Supporters’ Night: Wed 03 Mar
This exclusive evening performance offers Love the Lyric members the chance to book up to 4 tickets (subject to the Covid guidelines) at £23 a ticket. The evening is for members only and their guests and includes a free drink on arrival and a post-show discussion. The Lyric is a charity and relies on the support of theatre lovers to keep our world-class theatre in the heart of Hammersmith. If you would like to become a Love the Lyric member you can find out more here.
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Sancho: An Act of Remembrance was originally commissioned and produced by Pemberley Productions, in association with Oxford Playhouse.