The same day as the London Olympics torch was lit at the start of it’s epic journey from Greece, another historic event was taking place miles away in Hampstead Theatre – the opening of the much-acclaimed stage play ‘Chariots of Fire’. Based on the extraordinary true story of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, it tells the inspirational tale of hope, honour and belief. Hopefully it will give much inspiration to Team GB ahead of the London Olympics.
Chariots of Fire transfers to the Gielgud Theatre from the 22nd June just in time for London’s show piece event. Designer Miriam Buether is transforming London’s Gielgud Theatre into a stadia experience, evoking the spirit of the 1924 Paris Olympic Games.
Chariots of Fire depicts the true story of the 1924 Paris Olympic Games when a devout Scottish Christian runs for the glory of God and the son of an immigrant Lithuanian Jew runs to overcome prejudice. Two young track athletes who live for the beautiful purity of running and who prevail in the face of overwhelming odds. Much like Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe more recently and hopefully new inspirational athletes will emerge successfully from the 2012 London Olympics.
Book tickets now before they become as hard to obtain as the London Olympics.