Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781849431491
Binding: PaperBack

Sancho: An Act of Remembrance

Paterson Joseph

PaperBack (20 Sep 2011)
Born on a slave ship in 1729, later becoming the fellow actor and friend of David Garrick and the first black person of African origin to vote in Britain, the life of Charles Ignatius Sancho was full of surprising, moving and funny twists. As Thomas Gainsborough paints his famous portrait, we are given an insight into the forgotten but true story of an African man who dared to act, write, sing, dance and voice his political opinion with wit and charm. One of the UK’s finest actors, Paterson Joseph (Peep Show, Emperor Jones, Survivors) brings Sancho to life in this world premiere at the Burton Taylor Studio.

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ISBN13 9781849431491
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


'Paterson Joseph’s thrilling one-man show' The New Yorker

'As a character piece, Sancho: An Act of Remembrance is an absolute triumph. The emotional work that Joseph and his co-director Simon Godwin have invested is exquisite.' Broadway World

'Paterson Joseph effortlessly fills a near-bare stage with his skill and charisma.' - The Times

'A theatrical triumph. Joseph’s articulate writing presents a man of intelligence, vision and pride. A man who refused to accept the hand he was dealt and overcame adversity to simply be himself. Everybody should see this show. It educates without lecturing. It entertains without patronising. It emotes without sentimentalising. Most of all, it inspires.' Afridiziak ★★★★★