Cast Announced for London World Premiere of Chariots of Fire, Based on Oscar-Winning Film

News   Cast Announced for London World Premiere of Chariots of Fire, Based on Oscar-Winning Film The cast has been announced for the world stage premiere of Chariots of Fire, adapted for the stage by Mike Bartlett from Colin Welland's Oscar-winning screenplay for the 1981 Enigma Productions film of the same name.

Jack Lowden
Jack Lowden

It will begin performances at London's Hampstead Theatre May 9, prior to an official opening May 22, for a run through June 16.

Based on the true story of two young track athletes who represented Britain in the 1924 Olympic Games, the roles of Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, the son of an immigrant Lithuanian Jew who runs to overcome prejudice, will be played Jack Lowden and James McArdle, respectively.

Also in the cast are Sam Archer, Joe Bannister, Antonia Bernath, Natasha Broomfield, Gareth Charlton, Henry Davis, Mark Edel-Hunt, Lloyd Everitt, Daniel Fraser, Nickolas Grace, Leemore Marrett jr., David Newman, Matthew Pearson, Simon Slater, Savannah Stevenson, Paul Tinto, Simon Williams, Tam Williams and Nicholas Woodeson.

The play will be directed by Edward Hall and designed by Miriam Buether with costumes by Michael Howells, lighting by Rick Fisher, choreography by Scott Ambler and sound by Paul Groothuis. Original music is by Vangelis with additional music by Jason Carr.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7722 9301, or visit www.hampsteadtheatre.com for more details.

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