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Chariots of Fire extends - now closing 2 Feb 2013
Chariots of Fire, has extended and will now close on 2 Feb 2013, at the Gielgud Theatre.
The play originally opened at the Hampstead Theatre, a fringe venue in north London, 9 May to 16 June 2012, before transferring to the West End's Gielgud Theatre on 23 June 2012.
It is adapted for the stage by Mike Bartlett. Based on the Enigma Productions Limited Motion Picture, inspired by Colin Welland's original screenplay. Original music by Vangelis with additional music by Jason Carr.
Directed by Edward Hall, designed by Miriam Buether, lighting by Rick Fisher, choreography by Scott Ambler, sound by Paul Groothuis, costumes by Michael Howells.
The Chariots of Fire is true story of two great athletes, outsiders who overcome prejudice and personal strife to compete in the 1924 Paris Olympics. A devout Scottish Christian runs for the glory of God. The son of an immigrant Lithuanian Jew runs to overcome predjudice. Two young track athletes who live for the beautiful purity of running and who prevail in the face of overwhelming odds.