A new original musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion, and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change.
Amazing Grace is based on a true story about John Newton, the author of the most famous song in history but it is also a show about truth itself. The themes that echo throughout this dramatic tale include loss, grief, ego, redemption, and finding one’s true love by finding the truth within yourself. It is a love story of many dimensions, between a boy and his childhood sweetheart, a father and his son as well as between a man and his faith.
This is an epic tale of adventure on the high seas, which becomes a metaphor in itself, for the turbulence in John’s soul and heart. Storms from within and without.
The production will depict the world, as it existed in the mid 18th century: dependent on the slave trade to fuel its economy and in denial about the true horrors of what it was doing on a human scale. The show will take the audience to all three points of the slave triangle, England, Africa, and Barbados and spend a number of scenes on board various ships at sea. All this, while making sure that above all, the audience’s imagination plays a part in the process and the spectacle.
It is my aim to provide a rich theatrical environment in which this plot driven tale can un-fold and it is my goal and hope that the audience will ultimately become, not just engaged in the action of the show, but see themselves in these characters, and realize the undeniable relevance of this piece for our times.