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Chariots of Fire to capitalise on Olympics

Date Posted: 19/04/12

Chariots of Fire to capitalise on Olympics

Chariots of Fire is set to bring the spirit of the London 2012 Olympics to the West End this summer.

Edward Hall's classic production will begin its run at the Hampstead Theatre on Wednesday, May 9th.

It will then transfer its Olympic Torch to the Gielgud Theatre in the West End for people going on theatre breaks in London from Friday, June 22nd.

The play, which is based on a true story, is set amidst the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.

It follows committed Scottish Christian, Eric Liddell, and an English Jew, Harold Abrahams, who are both track athletes finding themselves competing against the odds.

Jack Lowden plays Liddell while James McArdle takes the role of Abrahams.

Producers of the stage show said: "We are delighted to be working with the Hampstead Theatre on Edward Hall's production of Chariots Of Fire.

"We look forward to bringing this powerful production to the West End at a time when London will be united in celebrating the spirit of the Olympics."

Posted by Danielle Masterson

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