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by Philip Yancey

Performed: March-April 2006 at the Third Floor Arts Centre, Portsmouth, and August 2006 at the Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham

Why should I bother to forgive someone who wrongs me? What’s the point of grace in a world full of conflict? And how could anyone forgive Nazi atrocities or Klu Klux Klan brutality? This best-selling book by Philip Yancey explores the nature of forgiveness with powerful stories from around the world and throughout history.

The book includes those examples of grace and forgiveness to advance Yancey’s argument that grace is the one thing unique to the Christian faith, and that showing grace to others is our best weapon to help transform the societies in which we live.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Top Cat Theatre Company blended those stories together into an inspirational piece of theatre. The world premiere of this adaptation touched audiences in Portsmouth and at Greenbelt arts festival in Cheltenham.

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A video or DVD of the full two-hour production is now available. Both cost £12. To order a copy by e-mail, click here. Please give us your name, address and a phone number.

The play also produced an unprecedented amount of feedback, some of which is reproduced here:

“What a tremendous production. It was a very powerful interpretation. I don't think there was a dry eye in the house either at the Northern Ireland scene or the South African truth and reconciliation piece.”

“We didn’t so much ‘enjoy’ What’s So Amazing About Grace as find ourselves intensely moved by it. Very powerful stories combined with talented acting made a very memorable evening.”

“I had to e-mail to say how incredible the play was that we saw last night! All the cast were brilliant. All those lines and accents that they had to learn! It was all truly amazing and very powerful stuff.”

“What a powerful piece of theatre you created, and how challenging and thought-provoking the performance was,. The conviction and concentration of everyone involved was uplifting and moving.”


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