about the show


He was born on a slave ship but never a slave, was immortalized by the great English painter Thomas Gainsborough, and in 1774 became the first British-African to cast a vote. In this endlessly revealing, often funny one-man show, celebrated actor Paterson Joseph (ITV's Safehouse; CHANNEL 4's Peep Show and HBO’s The Leftovers) inhabits the curious, daringly determined life of Charles “Sancho” Ignatius—composer, social satirist, general man of refinement—while casting new light on the often misunderstood narratives of African-British experienc


Conceived, written and performed by Paterson Joseph
Co-Director: Simon Godwin
Music and Sound Design: Ben Park
Designer: Michael Vale;  Lighting Designer: Lucrecia Briceno

Sancho is produced by Tim Smith & Andrew D. Hamingson for Pemberley Productions in association with the Oxford Playhouse.