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Sancho: An Act of Remembrance

25 Feb to 20 Mar 2021

Lyric Hammersmith

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.
Sancho: An Act of Remembrance at the Lyric Hammersmith

Image courtesy Lyric Hammersmith

Show details

Synopsis


"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.


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: 10+


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 the Box Office to enquire about your options.


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Box office tel: 020 8741 6850

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 25 February 2021

Closes:Saturday 20 March 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm (17 Mar)

Thursday - 2-30pm


Running time: To be confirmed

Tickets


Standard:
£15 and £23

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Access information


Open captioned peformance Sat 06 Mar, 2.30pm

Audio described peformance Sat 06 Mar, 7.30pm


Cast


Paterson Joseph

Creatives


Author: Paterson Joseph
Composer: Ben Park
Director: Paterson Joseph and Simon Godwin
Designer: Michael Vale
Lighting: Lucrecia BriceƱo
Sound: Ben Park

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