The Walk

Friday, 20 July 2007

One winter’s night in 1785 a Member of Parliament slipped away from the glare of the public arena of political life and high society and surreptitiously made his way to a nondescript house in Hoxton, East London. lie was met at the door by an elderly man who ushered the young, succesful politician inside.

The conversation that ensued between the two men was to prove a defining moment in British social history. The elderly man was the former slave-trader turned hymn-writer and preacher, John Newton and the MP was none other than The Rt. Hon. William Wilberforce.

“The Walk” recounts the defining moments in that conversation and re-enacts the pivotal episodes in the lives of these two men. This deeply moving story tells vividly, simply and powerfully how the walk of faith led one man into a campaign that changed the world and challenges us to do the same today.

Running time: 25 mins.
Admission by donation to Friends of CYC.


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ANDREW HARRISON was a resident member of Riding Lights Theatre Co. from 1980 - 83 and has contributed substantially to their work over the past twenty years. Other theatre credits include “Glyn and It” with Dame Penelope Keith on national tour, the premiere tour of Peter Nichols’ “Blue Murder” and the West End production with the late Sir Michael Hordern of “Trelawny of the Wells.” He made his repertory debut in Exeter playing the leads in Caryl Churchill’s “Serious Money” and Alan Ayckbourn’s A Chorus of Disapproval”. He played Polixenes in Riding Lights’ first production of “The Winter’s Tale” and then Leontes in the Creation Theatre Co. production in Oxford. This was direceted by Justin Butcher with whom Andrew has enjoyed a very productive collaboration. Their business training programme takes them frequently to eastern europe and they co-produced the notorious West End political satire (written by Justin) “The Madness of George Dubya”. Last year Andrew appeared at the Colorado Festival of World Theatre in Sir Peter Shaffer’s “Black Comedy”. Andrew has worked extensively for BBC radio drama and is an award-winning writer and presenter for Radio 2’s “Pause for Thought”. His film credits include: An Idea) Husband, The Sea Change and A Little Loving and for
TV: The Life of Pepys, Miss Marple, 2000 Acres of Sky, The Bill, Birds of a Feather, You Rang M’Lord? and Beyond Narnia. His several solo shows written by Murray Watts are in great demand and he will be touring Scotland this summer with a new play: “The Legacy of John Muir” before returning to the Edinburgh Festival. He is a Lay Reader in his local church in north London where he is due to marry his German fiancee in September.

The Walk Andrew Harrison
A Christians Together interview with Andrew Harrison who will be delivering "The Walk" - a dramatic production capturing a pivotal conversation between William Wilberforce and John Newton
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Recorded: 06/06/2007
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