, Nigel Havers
, Nicholas Farrell
and Alice Krige, stars of the original 1981 film Chariots of Fire, made a surprise visit to the Gielgud Theatre last night, July 10, to meet with the actors currently performing in Edward Hall
's five star stage production of the same name. The stage cast, led by James McArdle
, Jack Lowden
, Tam Williams
, Mark Edel-Hunt
and Savannah Stevenson
were introduced to their film character counterparts and to an excited audience at the Gielgud Theatre. Hugh Hudson
, Director of the original film and co-producer of the new stage adaptation joined actors from both film and stage at this unique curtain call.
Designer Miriam Buether
has transformed the Gielgud Theatre into immersive stadia experience, evoking the spirit of the 1924 Paris Olympic Games. The stage production features the legendary music of Vangelis with additional live music and arrangements by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Carr
1924. The Paris Olympic Games. A devout Scottish Christian runs for the glory of God. The son of an immigrant Lithuanian Jew runs to overcome predjudice. Two young track athletes who live for the beautiful purity of running and who prevail in the face of overwhelming odds.
Ticket prices range from £26 - £55 plus concessions. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.chariotsoffireonstage.com.
Photo Credit: Theo Wood
Nigel Havers, Tam Williams and Ben Cross
Nigel Havers and Tam Williams
The film and stage casts meet after a performance of Chariots of Fire at London's Gielgud Theatre