the soul in the machine: george williams - ymca founder “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.” London, 1844 - Centre of Empire, crucible of the New Jerusalem. Her gutters run with effluent and blood and her skies are choked with the smoke of a hundred factories and foundries, but above the smoke, the stars still shine. 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. Commissioned by YMCA, Created by Saltmine Trust The Soul in the Machine is a play for anyone who works for a living.

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Date Times Venue Box Office Numbers Prices
Tuesday 18th July 7pm The Swan Theatre, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED

Call: 01905 611427

Visit: The Swan Theatre

£10 / Concessions £5

Thursday 20th July 8pm

St Peters Church, London Road, Norbiton, Kingston on Thames, KT2 6QL

Advance registration necessary

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Retiring collection taken on the night