"Forever Mine" tells the story of John Newton (writer of the world’s most famous hymn "Amazing Grace") and the two greatest loves in his life - his love for God and his love for his wife, Mary "Polly" Newton. Based on original letters between Newton and Polly, the play also highlights Newton’s role as mentor to William Wilberforce in the long battle to abolish the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. It is a story of separation and reunion, death and new life, loss and redemption and although set in the 18th century this drama will resonate with modern audiences.
This full-length stage play was written by mother-and-daughter team Ruth and Susie Garvey-Williams. While the debut performance had to be postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, the cast and creative team is still working hard to bring the production to the stage as soon as it is safe to do so. They had their first read through over Zoom during lockdown!