Sancho and Me for One Night Only with Paterson Joseph

George Cadbury Hall - 998 Bristol Road - Selly Oak - B29 6LG
Tuesday 10 October 2023 (19:30-21:30)

Dr Caroline Radcliffe, Dept. Drama and Theatre Arts. 

Paterson Joseph and Charles Ignatius Sancho

Performance by Paterson Joseph (Peep Show, The Beach, Noughts and Crosses, Wonka etc) based on his book The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho writer, composer, respected ‘man of letters’ and the first person of African descent  to vote in a general election in Britain.

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 and 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.

Open to UoB staff and student only. Tickets are free but booking is required

Accessibility information for this event

Open to UoB staff and students only.There will also be an outreach performance for invited local schools and arts organisations on 11 October (pm) and workshops for Drama and Creative Writing and Music for UoB students. (for further details please contact the event organiser)