19 October 2023 / News
Paterson Joseph performs Sancho & Me – For One Night Only
SANCHO AND ME – FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
Saturday, October 28 – Saturday, November 04, 2023
National Youth Theatre
The Workshop Theatre
Charles Ignatius Sancho was born on a slave ship on the Atlantic Ocean in 1729, yet he became a writer, composer, shopkeeper and respected ‘man of letters’ in 18th century London.
Sancho & Me – For One Night Only is a solo performance by Paterson Joseph delivered directly to the audience, part-improvised each night and built around his recent novel The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho.
The performance explores ideas of belonging, language, education, slavery, commerce, violence, threat, politics, music and love – and where these themes intersect with Paterson’s own story of being Black and British.
Writer/Co-Director – Paterson Joseph
Co-Director/Designer – Michael Vale
Associate Director/Musical Director – Ben Park
Costume – Linda Haysman