Join us on a voyage of discovery as we tell the incredible story of John Newton – the sailor and slave-trader who went on to write the famous hymn ‘Amazing Grace’.

Watch Newton’s journey of faith unfold as he battles the high sea, lost love and his own destructive self and eventually finds himself at the mercy of a compassionate God.

You can now book this production for dates between the 6th – 22nd October, and the 9th – 27th November 2022!

A full-length production, this show runs at 2 hours including a 20 minute interval, and is furnished with sound, lights and innovative stage set, in true Oddments’ fashion. We also have a 1-hour adaptation suitable for secondary schools and prison services.

Oddments want to see lives changed and hearts challenged through their productions, and we would love to work with your church, school or prison to bring a successful event to your community. Please see more details of what we offer below.

Our prison ministry is covered by the kind donations of our supporters, meaning we can bring you drama free of charge!


There are three options available for churches to book this production. For all three options, we will deliver the same full-scale, professional theatre show with exciting stage set and costumes.

Included in all three booking fees:

  • Highly-rated, professional theatre production
  • Lighting and sound – we bring all of our own equipment needed
  • Advertising pack* to help you promote your event
  • Online ticket sales

* Advertising pack includes a pull-up banner, A3 posters, up to 200 flyers and advertising on the Oddments website. More advertising can be purchased at an additional fee.

We ask churches to make a donation towards the fuel cost of our travel. This is not a set amount, but we ask organisers to consider the distance we have come from our base in Yeovil.

Booking Option 1

Cost: £200

  • All ticket sales go to Oddments, along with the booking fee.

Booking Option 2

Cost: £550

  • First £550 of ticket sales go to the organiser. After this, all ticket sales go to Oddments. This could mean that with 50 tickets sold you have a cost-free theatre show!

Booking Option 3

Cost: £850

  • By paying this one off fee, the church can make the show a free event for their congregation/community. This is a great opportunity to host an outreach event and get new people into the church!

Where possible, we ask that the team are provided with a meal on the day of the performance. In some cases, organisers are asked whether hosts can be found to put up the team when we are travelling to another venue the next day as part of a tour. This can all be discussed at the point of booking. For full terms and conditions, please enquire.


This production is suitable for secondary school children.

We would bring a one-hour adaptation of Amazing Grace, with stage set, costumes and our own sound equipment, to perform to your students.

We base prices partly on the distance we would need to travel to reach your school. Please enquire for more details, and we can work out what would be possible for you.


Oddments Theatre are experienced at taking drama into prisons and have worked with many prisons across the country.

We have a one-hour adaptation suitable for inmates that we hope will share the message of God’s love, forgiveness and restoration.

Due to the generous giving of our supporters, we can offer this production to prisons free of charge! Please enquire for more details or to book us.