The Sancho Team are

Writer and Performer: Paterson Joseph

Co-Director: Simon Godwin

Music and Sound Design: Ben Park

Designer: Michael Vale

Lighting Designer: Lucrecia Briceno

Costume Designer: Linda Haysman

Stage Manager: Pamela Salling

Assistant Director: Anna Girvan

Design Assistant: Sarah June Mills

Production Manager (Oxford and UK Tour): Tim Boyd

Production Manager and Re-lighter (Tour): Anshuman Bhatia

Producers: Tim Smith and Andrew D. Hamingson for Pemberley Productions

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Writer and Perfomer: Paterson Joseph

Paterson Joseph (Author and Performer) Paterson has worked regularly at the National Theatre in London (Whale, Saint Joan, Royal Hunt for the Sun, The Emperor Jones, Elmina's Kitchen) the RSC (Julius Caesar (seen at BAM in 2013), Don Juan, Troilus and Cressida, Love's Labours Lost, King Lear, The Pretenders) as well as the Royal Exchange, Gate, Almeida and Young Vic Theatres. Television includes: BBC's The Hollow Crown (PBS) The Leftovers (HBO) and Danny Boyle’s Babylon. Paterson is a season regular in Law and Order UK and Peep Show, he has also appeared in Doctor Who, Hustle and No.1 Ladies Detective Agency (all BBC). In 2015 Paterson has been seen co-starring with Christopher Ecclestone in Safe House, a major four-part drama for ITV and is appearing on Sky and NBC this autumn in You, Me and the Apocalypse. Sancho marks Paterson's first play as a writer.


Co-Director: Simon Godwin

Simon Godwin (Co-Director) Simon's recent work includes Strange Interlude, Man and Superman and The Beaux' Stratagem all for The National Theatre, as well as The Two Gentlemen of Verona for the RSC. Between 2011 and 2013 he was Associate Director at the Royal Court, where he directed seven world premieres including Routes, If You Don't Let Us DreamNSFW, The Witness, Goodbye to All That, The Acid Test and Wanderlust

Between 2009 and 2011 he was Associate Director of Bristol Old Vic, where he directed The Little Mermaid, Krapp’s Last Tape, A Kind of Alaska, Faith Healer and Far Away.



Composer and Sound Designer: Ben Park

Ben has an extensive track record as a producer, collaborator, director, performer and educator . He originally studied at the Royal College of Music and subsequently, having gained a degree in Zoology at University College London, Ben then set about becoming a session musician.

He has written and performed for film, television and theatre, notably the multi-award winning 70 Hill Lane with Improbable Theatre- with which Ben toured the world, performing extensively, interacting with all cultures and peoples - and the triple BAFTA winning, Oscar Nominated S4C production of The Canterbury Tales.

Ben is currently collaborating at the Barbican with Director/Choreographer Fin Walker, on a new Macbeth, to be premiered early 2016.

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Designer: Michael Vale

Michael has designed the sets and costumes for over 200 theatre and opera productions both in the UK and abroad including those he has directed.

Companies he has worked with include: The Royal Shakespeare Company; The National Theatre; The Royal Opera House; English National Opera; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Opera North; English Touring Opera; De Vlaamse Opera, Antwerp; Los Angeles Opera; New Zealand International Art’s Festival; Galaxy Theatre, Tokyo; Warsaw Globe Theatre Company; Munich Biennalle; Lyric Hammersmith; The Royal Court; Almeida Theatre; Soho Theatre; Manchester Royal Exchange; Birmingham Rep.; West Yorkshire Playhouse; Sheffield Crucible; Northampton Theatre Royal; Liverpool Playhouse; Nottingham Playhouse; Bristol Old Vic; Plymouth Theatre Royal; Edinburgh Royal Lyceum; Bolton Octagon; Oldham Coliseum; Manchester Library Theatre; Salisbury Playhouse; Colchester Mercury Theatre; English Touring Theatre; The Royal Festival Hall; The Queen Elizabeth Hall; The Sage, Gateshead; Battersea Arts Centre; Spymonkey; Kneehigh Theatre Company and Told By An Idiot, with whom he is an Associate Idiot.

His work has been nominated for two Olivier Awards; an Irish Times Theatre Award; a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award, a Charrington Fringe First Award and two Off West End Theatre Awards.


Lighting Designer: Lucrecia Briceno

Lucrecia Briceno (Lighting Designer) is a Peruvian artist currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Much of her work has been in association with artists developing innovative and original pieces.

Her designs have been presented at such venues as Arena Stage in Washington DC, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dallas Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre, La Mama ETC, Culture Project, Pregones Theatre, Intar, HERE Arts Center, Soho Rep, Ohio Theatre, Irondale Center and ArtsEmerson in Boston. Internationally her work has been seen in Caracas, Peru, Turkey, Scotland, Korea, Bogota and Norway.

This year, her design work for Crime and Punishment was part of the Venezuelan presentation for the Prague Quadrennial. Her design work has been nominated for several awards and was awarded a Bel Geddes award for the upcoming production of The Desire of The Astronaut.

She has been a guest artist/lecturer at NYU, Princeton University, Hunter College and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.


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Costume Designer: Linda Haysman

Linda Haysman (Costume Designer) trained as a Theatre Designer at Central School of Art and Design. She specializes now in costume design and worked at the BBC covering a whole variety of shows from period dramas and plays to popular sit-coms. Her credits include:

Feature films: Delirium, The Black Prince, Sus, Niagara Motel, Urban Ghost Story, The Runner.

Television: Not Even God is Wise Enough, Small Metal Jacket, Tales From Hollywood, Prisoners In Time, Out Of the Blue, Scene Dramas, A few Short Journeys if the Heart, Low Level Panic, The Crouches, In Exile, Once Upon a Time in the North, May to December, Woodcock, Lenny Henry Gets Wild, East Enders, Scoop, The Story of Tracey Beaker, Megamaths, Hero to Zero, John Daniel, The Last African Flying Boat.