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'Sancho & Me' with Paterson Joseph

Streetwise Opera | Re:Discover Festival 

Friday 7 June 2024 6.00pm

The Bridgewater Hall

Tickets £10.00

No booking fee

Student/Under 19s £3.00

'Sancho & Me' with Paterson Joseph

Charles Ignatius Sancho was born on a slave ship on the Atlantic in 1729, yet he became a writer, composer and the first black person to vote in the UK.

This is the extraordinary story of an unlikely hero, is brought to life by actor and author Paterson Joseph (Wonka, Timeless), who performs an enthralling account of one man’s remarkable life. Part-biography and part-dramatised readings from Paterson’s acclaimed novel The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho, Sancho & Me is an unmissable evening of storytelling.

Music for the show is arranged and led by Ben Park, who will join Paterson on stage. The show will open with the premiere of an opera by Streetwise Opera, and will also feature a Q&A with Paterson, performances by RNCM Opera students, foyer workshops, exhibitions and an after-show performance by Lavender Rodriguez.


This event is a Bridgewater Hall commission as part of Streetwise Opera’s Re:Discover Festival 7 & 8 June 2024, a two day celebration exploring the music of artists of African and Caribbean heritage. More events coming soon – to find out more about Re:Discover and Streetwise Opera, please visit

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