According to reports, West End's Chariots of Fire has posted an early closing date of Saturday January 5, 2013 at the Gielgud Theatre. It was originally set to close on February 2.
Edward Hall's production, which is staged in the round and sees actors racing on a track through the stalls, premiered at The Hampstead Theatre in May ahead of the London Olympics.
Adapted from the legendary Oscar-winning movie, this spectacular and ingenious retelling of Eric Liddell's and Harold Abrahams' quest to become the fastest men on earth is an electrifying and immensely moving tale of two men's rivalry, and their unwavering determination to conquer the world in the face of prejudice, immovable beliefs and overwhelming odds.
Adapted for the stage by award-winning writer Mike Bartlett and featuring the original, hugely iconic Vangelis score and a magnificent ensemble cast under the direction of Edward Hall, Chariots of Fire brings alive the incredible true story of two British athletes whose honour, sacrifice and courage brought them glory and immortality on the
greatest sporting stage of all.
The cast features Jack Lowden as Eric Liddell and James McArdle as Harold Abrahams, alongside Nickolas Grace, Henry Davis, David Beames, Isabella Calthorpe, Gareth Charlton, Zac Fox, Daniel Fraser, Leigh Lothian, David McGranaghan, Aki Omoshaybi, Matthew Pearson, Savannah Stevenson, Paul Tinto, Dylan Turner, Gabriel Vick, Simon Williams, Tam Williams and Nicholas Woodeson.
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