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Sheffield Theatres announce cast for Chariots of Fire

Sheffield Theatres this week revealed the cast for the upcoming production of Chariots of Fire, which will run at the Crucible from Saturday 6th to Saturday 27th July, 2024. This production is directed by Robert Hastie, adapted by Mike Bartlett (known for Doctor Foster and King Charles III), and is based on the 1981 Oscar-winning film, which chronicles the extraordinary true events of the 1924 Olympics.

Set during the 1924 Paris Olympic Games, Chariots of Fire follows the real life story of Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell as they race for glory and acceptance, striving to become the fastest men on Earth. This inspirational and moving tale of courage, honor, and conviction is adapted from the Oscar-winning film and features a soaring musical score. Brilliantly timed with the upcoming 2024 Olympic Games in Paris next month, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the two men's legendary achievements, this show is sure to be a spectacular event!

Chariots of Fire will be Robert Hastie's final directorial work at Sheffield Theatres. Over his eight-year tenure as Artistic Director, Hastie has helmed numerous acclaimed productions, including Standing At The Sky’s Edge, which went on to run at the National Theatre, and is currently at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in the West End.

As ordered in the image above, the cast of Chariots of Fire features Bethany Antonia as Florence and Frank (you may know Bethany from House of the Dragon), Adam Bregman as Harold Abrahams, Richard Cant as Master of Caius (Talent, Original Sin, The Country Wife), Waleed Elgadi as Sam and various roles, Bessy Ewa as Sybil (Lyceum panto fans will remember her from the recent Beauty and the Beast, where she played Belle), Sally Frith in various roles, Tom Glenister as Aubrey Montague, Mark Lockyer as Master of Trinity, Lois Pearson as Jennie and various roles (Much Ado About Nothing), Eddie-Joe Robinson as Schloz and various roles (Coriolanus), Seb Slade as Watson and various roles, Ciaran Stewart as Sandy and various roles (Much Ado About Nothing, Tribes), Michael Wallace as Eric Liddell, Leo Wan as The Prince of Wales and various roles (The Good Person of Szechwan, ROCK / PAPER / SCISSORS), Benjamin Westerby as Andrew Lindsay and Iverson Yabut in various roles (Miss Saigon).

Completing the cast are members of Sheffield People’s Theatre, the inter-generational theatre group, as listed: Tom Boydell, Simelele Canaan, Alexander Clayton, Bella Davies, Catherine Davison, James Doolan, Michele Gardner, Millie Glaves, Laura Hegarty, Peter Kenyon, Fiona Newman, Jane Norburn, Bel Odawa, Ali Saqeeb, and Noor Sobka.

Tickets for Chariots of Fire are on sale now. Tickets can be booked through the Box Office in person, over the phone on 0114 249 6000 or at


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