Chariots of Fire West End run extended through February 2013
Hampstead Theatre’s incredibly successful Chariots of Fire West End transfer has extended its run at London’s Gielgud Theatre through February 2, 2013. Mike Bartlett’s stage adaptation of the classic film, directed by Edward Hall, was a sell out show at Hampstead and continues to enthral audiences on the West End.
Chariots of Fire tells the story of two track athletes—one Christian and one Jewish—who overcome the odds to compete in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Based on the extraordinary true story of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, Chariots of Fire is an inspirational tale of hope, honor and belief. Written by Colin Welland and directed by Hugh Hudson, the film original 1981 film of the same name won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
The current prodouction of Chariots of Fire stars James McArdle as Harold Abrahams and Jack Lowden as Eric Liddell. The cast also features Sam Archer, Joe Bannister, Antonia Bernath, Natasha Broomfield, Gareth Charlton, Henry Davis, Mark Edel-Hunt, Lloyd Everitt, Daniel Fraser, Nickolas Grace, Leemore Marrett Jr., David Newman, Matthew Pearson, Simon Slater, Savannah Stevenson, Paul Tinto, Simon Williams, Tam Williams and Nicholas Woodeson.