Chariots of Fire Tickets
Celebrate one of Great Britain’s country's most thrilling and greatest ever sporting achievements this summer, as Chariots of Fire transfers of the Gielgud Theatre after a sell-out season at the Hampstead Theatre.
Based on the extraordinary true story of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, the Chariots of Fire play is an inspirational tale of hope, honour and belief
At the 1924 Paris Olympic Games, a devout Scottish Christian runs for the glory of God. The son of an immigrant Lithuanian Jew runs to overcome prejudice. Two young track athletes who live for the beautiful purity of running and who prevail in the face of overwhelming odds.
Adapted from the legendary Oscar-winning movie for the stage by Mike Bartlett, Chariots of Fire is directed by Edward Hall and stars by Jack Lowden as Eric Liddell and James McArdle as Harold Abrahams.
Featuring the original, hugely iconic Vangelis score and a magnificent ensemble cast, 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 event that will leave you breathless with excitement so book your Chariots of Fire tickets today.
Running time2 hours 30 minutes including interval. Monday to Saturday at 7:45pm, Wednesday & Saturday at 3:00pm
Performance datesFriday 22 June to Saturday 10 November 2012
Offer valid all performances until 02 February 2013 excluding weeks 24 December and 31 December.
News / Casting
Chariots of Fire Welcomes Final West End Cast
Tomorrow, Tuesday 13 November 2012 sees the final cast in Edward Hall’s critically acclaimed production of Chariots of Fire take to the track at the Gielgud Theatre after its previously announced extension through to 2 February 2013.
12 Nov, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
Video: See the newly released trailer for Chariots of Fire
Based on the extraordinary true story of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, the Chariots of Fire play is an inspirational tale of hope, honour and belief.
Watch the just released trailer below.
18 Oct, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
Final Extension Announced for Chariots of Fire
Due to overwhelming public demand, Edward Hall’s critically acclaimed production of Chariots of Fire now extends booking at the Gielgud Theatre to 2 February 2013. Since transferring to the West End in May this year for a previously announced limited run, Chariots of Fire has been championed by Olympians past and present who have joined theatregoers in applauding this inspirational tale of hope, honour and belief.
7 Sep, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
The Gielgud Theatre: An homage to an extraordinary actor
The Gielgud Theatre opened at the end of 1906 and remains much the same today. Originally named the Hicks Theatre after Seymore Hicks the co-writer of the first production to be staged at the Hicks Theatre, The Beauty of Bath, a musical play. In 1909 the theatre was renamed The Globe Theatre and it kept this name until 1994 when it was renamed as the Gielgud Theatre in honour of the legendary actor, John Gielgud. This was at the time of the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre opening and it was thought it would be too confusing to have to Globe Theatres in London
5 Jul, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
Reviews / Features
Chariots Of Fire review by #TicketTuesday winner Richard Brownlie-Marshall
Our #TicketTuesday competition on Facebook and Twitter gives away seats for top West End shows every week. Richard Brownlie-Marshall went to see Chariots Of Fire at the Gielgud Theatre - here is his exclusive review!
3 Jul, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
James McArdle Q & A
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.
3 Jul, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
The Gielgud Theatre - the West End's underrated treasure
Nestled between the Apollo Theatre and the Queens Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, the Gielgud Theatre has been housing fantastic theatre for over a century. The four storey building towers majestically over Shaftesbury Avenue with its height all the more emphasised by the turret at its peak. The interior sports sumptuous Baroque ornamentation and beautifully decorated columns supporting its boxes. Restoration work on the outside of the theatre began in 2007 by the Delfont Mackintosh Group who took over ownership from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group a year earlier. Interior work was finally completed in January 2008. The theatre originally seated 970, although over the years the removal of some boxes and other seating have reduced this number to 889. The recent restoration work included reinstating the boxes at the back of the Dress Circle.
20 Jun, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
Olympic Torch Relay: London Schedule Announced
As the games draw closer, so does the Olympic Torch and it has been announced that The Olympic Torch will visit every London borough as well as many of London's most recognised landmarks on day 69, the second last day of the Olympic Torch Relay.
14 Jun, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
Almost Seventeen Thousand Stadium Seats Released For Sale As Chariots Of Fire Transfers to West End
30 May, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
All That Fall with Eileen Atkins and Samuel Beckett
Gene David Kirk for Jermyn Street Theatre Presents Eileen Atkins & Michael Gambon All That Fall by Samuel Beckett directed by Trevor Nunn from 9th October to 3rd November.
28 May, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct