Chariots of Fire archive1924. The Paris Olympic Games. A devout Scottish Christian runs for the glory of God. An English Jew runs to overcome prejudice. Two young track athletes. A battle fraught with social and political pressures to gain acceptance and represent Great Britain. Based on the extraordinary true story of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, Chariots of Fire is a tale of hope, honour and belief, prevailing in the face of overwhelming odds.


Jack Lowden ( Eric Liddell), James McArdle (Harold Abrahams), Sam Archer (Athlete), Joe Bannister (Frank), Antonia Bernath (Florence Mackenzie), Natasha Broomfield (Jennie Liddell), Gareth Charlton (Athlete), Henry Davis (Athlete), Mark Edel-Hunt (Aubrey Montague), Lloyd Everitt (Athlete), Daniel Fraser (Athlete), Nickolas Grace (Master Of Trinity), Leemore Marrett Jr (Athlete), David Newman (Prince of Wales), Matthew Pearson (Sandy McGrath), Simon Slater (Mr Liddell/Foster), Savannah Stevenson (Sybil Gordon), Paul Tinto (Secretary of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society), Simon Williams (Master of Caius), Tam Williams (Lord Andrew Lindsay), Nicholas Woodeson (Sam Mussabini)


Adapted by: Mike Bartlett (based on the Enigma Productions Limited Motion Picture)
Producer: Hampstead Theatre
Director: Edward Hall
Design: Miriam Buether
Lighting: Rick Fisher
Choreographer: Scott Ambler
Sound: Paul Groothuis
Costume: Michael Howells
Music(s): Vangelis, Jason Carr (additional music)
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Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01210275608. Details of all Chariots of Fire archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S413346787

Archive Listings

9 May 12
16 Jun 12
Hampstead Theatre
Inner London
Greater London

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Valerie Passmore (20May12): This is a wonderfully imaginative and moving production. The theatre has been refigured as a stadium, with actors running around a circular stage, a revolve and often around the whole auditorium. Far from being simply a straight play, it involves instrumental music (including brief references to the famous film music, not overdone), singing, mime, slow motion and tightly choreographed movement. Most of the large cast playing the athletes won't have been born when the film on which it is based was made. And a very fit cast they must be, from the pre-start exercising, plentiful running and energetic finale. And that's before we get to the acting: the principals, notably Jack Lowden as Ian Liddell, are excellent. With such a large cast it is hard to differentiate those in smaller parts, but the general high level of performance and slickness of scene and costume changes and numbers of actors working in confined spaces is highly professional and speaks of thorough rehearsal. Particularly effective is the su

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