Mike Bartlett's has penned this new stage adaptation, inspired by Colin Welland's original screenplay. It is based on the extraordinary true story of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams, and tells the inspirational tale of hope, honour and belief centers on two young track athletes competing at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games.
The cast is led by Jack Lowden as Eric Liddell and James McArdle as Harold Abrahams and also includes Sam Archer (Athlete), Joe Bannister (Frank), Antonia Bernath (Florence Mackenzie), Natasha Broomfield (Jennie Liddell), Gareth Charlton (Athlete), Henry Davis (Athlete), Mark Edel-Hunt (Aubrey Montague), Lloyd Everitt (Athlete), Daniel Fraser (Athlete), Nickolas Grace (Master Of Trinity), Leemore Marrett Jr (Athlete), David Newman (Prince of Wales), Matthew Pearson (Sandy McGrath), Simon Slater (Mr Liddell/Foster), Savannah Stevenson (Sybil Gordon), Paul Tinto (Secretary of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society), Simon Williams (Master of Caius), Tam Williams (Lord Andrew Lindsay) and Nicholas Woodeson (Sam Mussabini).
The production has designs by Miriam Buether, who will transform both the Hampstead and Gielgud Theatres into immersive stadia experiences, evoking the spirit of the 1924 Paris Olympic Games. Costumes are by Michael Howells with lighting by Rick Fisher, choreography by Scott Ambler and sound by Paul Groothuis. The production will feature the legendary music of Vangelis with additional live music and arrangements by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Carr.