21st January 2019
Play about Chris Lewis to come to FCG
THE LONG WALK BACK - Based on the life of Leicestershire CCC & England Cricketer Chris Lewis
Staged at Leicestershire County Cricket Club on Saturday, April 20, 7.30pm
The story of former Leicestershire CCC and England all-rounder Chris Lewis is set to tour the country in a theatre production, including a show at the Fischer County Ground on Saturday, April 20.
Chris enjoyed two successful spells at Leicestershire from 1987 to 1991 and 1998 to 2000, playing an important role in one of the club’s three County Championship successes.
Based on real live events, The Long Walk Back tells the epic story of an international sporting star’s catastrophic fall from grace.
England cricketer Chris enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame and fortune in the 1990s. Playing 85 Tests and One Day Internationals for England he seemed on the verge of greatness when he was named England’s International Cricketer of The Year in 1994.
Within months of his cricketing career ending, however, his life lay in ruins when he was sentenced to 13 years in prison for smuggling cocaine into the UK.
Beginning with his arrest at Gatwick Airport in 2008 and an attempted suicide on his first night in custody, The Long Walk Back charts the extraordinary journey that took Chris from the brink of despair to a profound moral awakening.
Stay in your seats for a post-show Q&A session with Chris Lewis
Adult Tickets - £12.00
Senior (+60yrs) Tickets - £10.00
There is ample free parking at the venue
Tickets on sale now via our website HERE or by calling 0116 283 2128.