McNab back on track with 1936 staged play

Tom McNab, the Britain’s former national athletics head coach who was technical consultant on the Oscar-winning movie Chariots of Fire, is back writing on an historic Olympics, and has his radio play 1936 being staged in theatres in London this week.

Written for radio performance, the Attic Theatre Company is performing the work on stage on Thursday, September 25, at the TARA Studio in Garratt Lane, Wandsworth; and at the New Wimbledon Studio on September 26 and 27.

About the events before the now infamous 1936 Berlin Olympics, McNab’s radio play looks at what might have happened to the Games had the United States pulled out because of the treatment of its Jewish athletes.

This week’s stagings of the play will be followed by the showing of an extract of Leni Riefenstahl’s film, Olympiad, as well as a discussion led by McNab.

For more information or to book tickets, call 020 8333 4457 (TARA Studio) or 0870 060 6646 (New Wimbledon Studio).

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