Press ganged into the navy at 19, flogged for desertion, torn from the girl he loves, John Newton feels he has nothing to live for. Entering the harsh world of the 18th century transatlantic slave trade, he makes his living as a human trafficker. A man beyond redemption, making enemies of everyone, on his way to hell. One stormy night, with his ship sinking, he faces certain death...and nothing is the same again. A powerfully moving story of slavery, freedom and the remarkable power of love and grace to transform a life. 'Incredible piece of theatre' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com).