Edward Hall’s Hampstead Theatre production of Chariots of Fire will transfer to the Gielgud Theatre from 22 June 2012, following its run at the North London venue. Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett’s new adaptation, inspired by Colin Welland’s original screenplay, is now booking in the West End until 10 November 2012.
Based on the extraordinary true story of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, this inspirational tale of hope, honour and belief has designs by Miriam Buether who will transform both the Hampstead and Gielgud Theatres into immersive stadia experiences, evoking the spirit of the 1924 Paris Olympic Games.
West End producers Hugh Hudson, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson and Michael Rose Limited will transfer the Hampstead Theatre production of Chariots of Fire to the Gielgud Theatre. “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”