Tue 12 - Sat 16 Mar 2019, Main Stage
1924. The Paris Olympic Games. A devout Scottish Christian runs for the glory of God. The son of a Jewish immigrant 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.
Based on the extraordinary true story of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, Chariots of Fire is a timeless tale of hope, honour and belief. Adapted from Colin Welland’s Oscar-winning
original screenplay, Mike Bartlett's script brings one of the most thrilling Olympic stories to life with a unique fusion of theatre and live athletics.
Oxford Theatre Guild is transforming the Playhouse auditorium into its very own stadium giving an immersive experience that evokes the 1924 Paris Olympics, complete with the iconic Vangelis score.
The production is dedicated to the memory of another great athlete and Oxford legend - Sir Roger Bannister.
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Duration: 2 hours with interval
Oxford Theatre Guild
Stage adaption by Mike Bartlett
Based on the Enigma Productions Limited motion picture
By arrangement with Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Allied Stars S.A Panama
Screenplay by Colin Welland