Chariots of Fire stage adaptation at Hampstead Theatre


Part of the Spring Season at the Hampstead Theatre, in north London is the the world premiere of Chariots of Fire , from 9 May to 16 June 2012.

It is adapted for the stage by Mike Bartlett. Based on the Enigma Productions Limited Motion Picture. Original music by Vangelis with additional music by Jason Carr.

Directed by Edward Hall, designed by Miriam Buether , lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Groothuis , choreography by Scott Ambler.

Designer Miriam Buether will be transforming Hampstead Theatre into its very own stadium giving an immersive experience that evokes the 1924 Paris Olympics.

Chariots of Fire is the true story of two great athletes, outsiders who overcome prejudice and personal strife to compete in the 1924 Paris Olympics. A tale of hope, honour and the beautiful purity of running.

The Hampstead Spring season also includes...

20 to 30 June 2012
Druid presents DruidMurphy – a retrospective of the work of irish dramatists , Tom Murphy. Part of the London 2012 Festival – the finale of the Cultural Olympiad – DruidMurphy is an epic tale of Irish emigration spanning 1846 – 1980. Told over three plays, experienced over three evenings or in an entire cycle on one day: Conversations on a Homecoming - 1970s Michael returns home to Galway from New York after a 10-year absence. A Whistle in the Dark - 1960 Irish emigrants adapt aggressively to life in Coventry in the 1960s. Famine - 1846 The people of County Mayo face the prospect of deep starvation.

3 to 21 July 2012
All-male companyPropeller present in association with the Touring Partnership presents Henry V & The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare. Directed by Edward Hall.

In the Hampstead THeatre Downstairs, a season of new writing...

5 April – 12 May 2012
Blue Heart Afternoon by Nigel Gearing, directed by Tamara Harvey. Hollywood, 1951...and the House Un-American Activities Committee is closing in on studios and celebrities alike. Two legendary talents – a world-famous German movie-star and an Oscar-winning Jewish songwriter – meet up to discuss the project which could make or break their faltering careers. This new light hearted comedy is about innocence and experience, integrity and fame, loyalty and betrayal.

17 May – 16 June 2012
The Complaint by Nick Whitby, directed by Simon Usher. When a woman makes a complaint to a group of administrators she enters a Kafkaesque world of surveys, meetings and consultations that leads to torture, interrogation and attempted murder. The play pits the obstinate complaint maker against the full force of bureaucracy and in the process ferments the seeds of revolution amongst the administrators.

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