The West End stage adaptation of Chariots of Fire will close at London's Gielgud Theatre on January 5. Directed by Edward Hall, the production was originally set to close on February 2. The play opened at the Hampstead Theatre before transferring to the West End's Gielgud Theatre on June 23.
Chariots of Fire tells the story of two track athletes—one Christian and one Jewish—who overcome the odds to compete in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Inspired by the extraordinary true story of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, Chariots of Fire is an inspirational tale of hope, honor and belief. Written by Colin Welland and directed by Hugh Hudson, the original 1981 film of the same name won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
The current prodouction of Chariots of Fire stars James McArdle as Harold Abrahams and Jack Lowden as Eric Liddell. The cast also features David Beams, Isabella Calthorpe, Zac Fox, Leigh Lothian, David McGranaghan, Aki Omoshaybi, Dylan Turner, Gabriel Vick, Gareth Charlton, Henry Davis, Lloyd Everitt, Daniel Fraser, Nickolas Grace, Matthew Pearson, Savannah Stevenson, Paul Tinto, Simon Williams, Tam Williams and Nicholas Woodeson.