Saltmine Theatre Company returns to Norwich Playhouse with the Soul in the Machine on May 12, inspired by the story of YMCA founder George Williams.
This production The Soul in the Machine coincides with the 160th anniversary of YMCA Norfolk.
London, 1844. George Williams is a country boy who comes to the city to find his place in the world and to make his mark. Appalled by the spirit-crushing rhythms of the worker’s life he fights to spread the light of God, and create a place where the soul can be nurtured.
YMCA founder George Williams said: “We are more than bodies to be fed to a machine. We are made for more than work. We have souls, we have spirits and somewhere in this dead city there must be a place for those things.”
Commissioned by YMCA, created by Saltmine Trust, The Soul in the Machine is a new production featuring Norfolk-born Freddy Goymer and Joanne McGarva. Suitable for age 12 and over, the production should last about two hours including interval.
Saltmine Theatre Company is a professional theatre company with a Christian ethos performing in schools, churches and theatres across the UK.
Thursday May 12 at 7.30pm
Tickets: £10, Concessions £8. Buy 10 tickets, get 11th free. Call 01603 598598 to book