Press ganged into the navy at nineteen, flogged for desertion miles away from the girl he loves, John Newton feels he has nothing to live for.
Making his way into the harsh world of the eighteenth century transatlantic slave trade, he climbs up through the ranks to slave ship captain. He is a man without hope, making enemies of all he meets. Then one stormy night, with his ship going down, he faces certain death……and nothing is the same again.
This is a powerfully moving story of slavery, freedom and the remarkable power of love and grace to transform a life.
Recommended for audiences of 12 years upwards
Riverside Theatre: March 3,
Tickets £12.00 concession £10.00. Buy 10 tickets and get the 11th free.