Chariots of Fire

The other day I went to see a theatre adaptation of the iconic film Chariots of Fire, currently playing at the Hampstead Theatre. Chariots of Fire is based on a true story about two men training for the 1924 Paris Olympics. One – Eric Liddell, a naturally talented Scottish Christian who runs for the good of God, and second – Harold Abrahams, a fiercely competitive English Jew who runs against prejudice. Both are in training for the100 metre sprint and their rivalry becomes a surprising fraternity, and the story explores “sportsmanship, generosity, fraternity and the pursuit of excellence for its own sake”. Edward Hall. Director of Chariots of Fire.
The play was really well acted, and the set design was amazing. It managed to be heart warming and motivational too, and it definitely got me looking forward to this summer’s Olympic Games in London. I really liked this quote from the director, “Let us hope that the world pays attention: that governors and governed might embrace the athlete’s code of selfless fraternity that transcends boundaries of race and religion; that the moral courage of a Liddell and the ferocious determination and hard work of an Abrahams might even now inform the affairs of mankind”. Edward Hall. Director of Chariots of Fire.
run like ‘elle