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Rattigan Society Production of Chariots of Fire

Founded in 1983 and named in honour of Old Harrovian playwright Sir Terence Rattigan (The Park 1925²), Harrow’s whole-School productions are produced by the Drama and Theatre Department’s Rattigan Society.

Based on the Oscar-winning film, Chariots of Fire is an Olympic tale of hope, honour and belief, telling the extraordinary true story of Eric Liddell and Harold Abraham. For the Rattigan Society’s production, the Ryan Theatre’s auditorium was reconfigured to evoke Paris’ 1924 Olympic stadium.

A company of actors, musicians and technicians from across the Houses and year groups were joined by girls from St Dominic’s Sixth Form College in a truly epic production, deploying portable treadmills, a revolving stage, and high-octane physical theatre to capture the drama of the race! The production also raised funds for the Young Harrow Foundation, whose programmes continue to provided athletic and artistic opportunities for children and young people throughout the borough.