The Soul in the Machine: George Williams - YMCA Founder

The Soul in the Machine

Friday 20th May 2016, 7.30 pm

Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) available from

“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.

Age recommendation for the show is age 12 and upwards.

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