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Chariots of Fire opens at the Gielgud tomorrow (Sat 23 June)
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Photo credit: http://www.londontheatrebookings.com/show/chariots-of-fire/

Cut and pasted from the Chariots of Fire Website:


Celebrate one of this country's most thrilling and greatest ever sporting achievements this Summer, as Chariots of Fire lights up the West End at the Gielgud Theatre.

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.

In an extraordinary Summer, this is one theatrical event that will leave you breathless with excitement.

Follow the link below for the full production details, to watch the AMAZING trailer, and to book tickets:

James McArdle as Harold Abrahams and Jack Lowden as Eric Liddell
Photo credit: http://www.theartsdesk.com/theatre/chariots-fire-hampstead-theatre

Raks's Reaction

"The Theatrical Event of 2012". I fully agree with this statement and I am backing the production 100%.

I saw it 3 times at the Hampstead and it totally and utterly blew me away. I thought it was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen at the theatre. It made my heart race and stop dead at the same time! In a nutshell, mind-blowing and amazing. Truly exceptional.

My full review (I saw it at the Hampstead) is here:
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Wish I'd see this at the Hampstead. :-/ Still, will be interested to hear what folks think about it at the Gielgud.

And both me and yvaine24 will let you know what we both think and how they compare.

I have not seen it at the Gielgud yet but I am going to. I have no insider knowledge on what it will be like at the Gielgud. But I really believe in this production, I back it, I have faith in it - the acting, the performances, the show is outstanding, so although it may not be as great as when it was at the Hampstead because it won't be as immersive, it will still be one of the best things on in the West End!

I used to work at the Gielgud, it's a lovely theatre. Ladies toilets in the upper circle are amazing (not many theatres you can say that about.) I popped in the other day during the Get In for this, might see if I can get a freebie.

Welcome sherlock2040! Great to have you on board. All members are equal and I want this to be a proper community forum so please feel free to post anything that you think or feel other members would be interested in at any time. You can post anything you want whenever you like - we are very freeform and random here!

Anyway, I am going to see this at the Gielgud just to compare the staging - I am going with the Whatsonstage group outing on 1 August when we get a Q&A with the creative team and cast and a programme thrown in for free.

You saw the Get In? Lucky lucky lucky you. How was it looking?

And YES you should DEFINITELY get a freebie!

I didn't see the Get In - I sat at stage door keeping the stage door keeper company. For 'The Ladykillers' they did a video of the in, might be doing that for this.

I'm undecided about going, as the film is not one I particularly like - if I can wrangle a freebie then I may as well.

Go see! I promise you won't regret it!

You should definitely go if you can. This production is amazing!

I've seen it several times and have already booked to see it several more at the Geilgud.

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