Chariots of Fire

by  Mike Bartlett

Full Length Play, Drama  /  32m, 2f, 2boy(s), 7m or f

Based on the extraordinary true story of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, Chariots of Fire is an Olympic tale of hope, honour and belief.

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    32m, 2f, 2boy(s), 7m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

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 prejudice. Two young track athletes who live for the beautiful purity of running and who prevail in the face of overwhelming odds.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: The action of the play is fast, confident and continuous. Always something to focus on, especially in scene changes.The performance should require effort – an athletic event itself. By the end the performers should be exhausted.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

32m, 2f, 2boy(s), 7m or f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Roles for Teens
  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

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Authors

Mike Bartlett

Mike is a multi-award winning playwright and screenwriter. Series two of DOCTOR FOSTER aired on BBC in 2017 as did his adaptation of his stage play KING CHARLES III. He was Associate Playwright at Paines Plough, Writer-In-Residence at the National Theatre, and Pearson Playwright in Residence at The Royal Court Theat ...

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HUGH HUDSON, BARBARA BROCCOLI, MICHAEL G WILSON & MICHAEL ROSE for CHARIOTS OF FIRE (STAGE) UK LTD
presents A HAMPSTEAD THEATRE PRODUCTION
FOR COUNTRY
FOR HONOUR
FOREVER
CHARIOTS OF FIRE ON STAGE

CHARIOTS OF FIRE STAGE ADAPTATION
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

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