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Chariots of Fire to transfer to West End's Gielgud 22 June
Chariots of Fire, is to transfer from the Hampstead Theatre, to the West End's Gielgud Theatre, from 22 June - booking to 10 Nov 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.
Cast includes 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) and Nicholas Woodeson (Sam Mussabini).
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.
(The play runs at the Hampstead Theatre 9 May to 16 June 2012, prior to the West End's Gielgud Theatre)