The story of former Nottinghamshire and England all-rounder Chris Lewis is set to tour the country in a theatre production, including a show at Nottingham Playhouse on Tuesday 23 April.
The 50-year-old played 37 First-Class matches for the green and golds between 1992 and 1994. He featured in 32 Tests and 53 One-Day Internationals for England.
After his cricket career came to an end, Lewis served six years in prison after being arrested and charged with attempting to smuggle drugs into the UK in 2008.
Since his release in 2015, he has been working with the Professional Cricketers’ Association to ensure that current cricketers learn from his experiences.
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 Lewis enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame and fortune in the 1990s. Earning 85 caps for his country, 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 took Lewis from the brink of despair to a profound moral awakening.
Each show during the tour will be followed by a question and answer session with Lewis and RoughHouse Theatre Director Shane Morgan.
The Long Walk Back will show at Nottingham Playhouse starting at 8pm on Tuesday 23 April. Tickets are available here or by calling 0115 941 9419.