The Dramatic Work of Rich and Joyce Swingle

Beyond the Chariots

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I was so blessed to celebrate the 98th anniversary of Eric Liddell breaking the world record in 400m at the Paris Olympics with my friend and fellow Liddell fan, Timothy J Mercaldo! 

Click the image to play our Facebook Live tribute...

Here are the links we mentioned: 
07.11.22 11:38 AM - Comment(s)

Rich's depiction of Eric Liddell's continued story is POWERFUL! I was instantly drawn into Eric's journey and was touched by his ministry, and the twist at the end. Only God!
--Becky Bartlett

01.14.22 12:21 AM - Comment(s)
Beyond the Chariots is a wonderful and uplifting experience. If you ever get the chance to see Rich Swingle in person cross any obstacle placed in your path to do so.
--David Woodruff

Brilliant performance!
02.20.19 09:57 PM - Comment(s)
I just wanted to let you know that my wife and I had an opportunity to watch your one-man show of Beyond the Chariots. What an incredible performance!!!  Thank you for sharing this with us – we were highly entertained and inspired!

—Mark D. Rasche
Co-Founder, CEO
Wise King Media
12.31.18 12:59 PM - Comment(s)
This morning I got to chat with with Donald James Parker on his first video interview for The Sword of the Spirit. You can watch below, or if you're receiving this via email, visit

Here are links to some of the things I mention...
11.21.17 02:07 PM - Comment(s)
Eric Metaxas, who kindly let us use his testimony for a site we set up for people we encountered in Russia during the Sochi Olympics (, has written a brief but thorough chapter on Eric Liddell in this book featuring six other luminaries in the Kingdom of God. Metaxas is a ski...
11.13.17 12:45 AM - Comment(s)
We were delighted to rewatch On Wings of Eagles debut on the East Coast and to field questions afterward.

You can hear the questions and answers below, or if you're receiving this via email you'll find it at the top of

11.03.17 08:18 PM - Comment(s)
A new film about Eric Liddell is being released on November 3 in select theaters and online simultaneously. I'll be fielding questions after two of the screenings in NYC.

This is an answer to a prayer I've been praying since 1981 when Chariots of Fire won four Academy Awards. I wanted to know...
10.20.17 09:34 PM - Comment(s)
I thought I might have posted this photo of me running steeplechase in college. I hadn't, but while searching I discovered a site that has posted my times in high school cross country and college track. At some point I'll have to pull out my track journal to update the high school track and colleg...
08.18.16 01:37 AM - Comment(s)
Eric Liddell's world record in the 400m was 47.6 on a cinder track with hand-dug starting blocks. The current world record is 43.03.

Liddell's time in the 100 yards of 9.7 seconds in 1923 stood as a British record for 35 years. That race is only 91.44m. A 100m preliminary during the 1924 Paris Olym...
08.15.16 12:45 AM - Comment(s)
Here are links to things I spoke about in my second interview with Harold Hendrick, which will air on KSIV-AM 1320 in the St. Louis area and online at on January 19 at 1:45pm Central:

Beyond the Chariots
Jamey Hudson Taylor, III
The Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp
01.19.16 01:20 PM - Comment(s)
My first interview with Harold Hendricks aired January 14, 2016, on AM 1320 in St. Louis, MO. It is now online, and you can listen by clicking here.

Here are links to things I spoke about:

Performance in St. Louis
Big Fish Little Worm
Grandpa's Memorandum
Beyond the Chariots
The Rocky Mountain Christi...
01.14.16 05:47 PM - Comment(s)
From the  in the Macon County Chronicle on my performance of Beyond the Chariots at Christ Alive Church the morning of the premiere of Providence.

Used by permission.

And the follow-up:
Also used by permission.

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11.05.15 11:21 PM - Comment(s)
I'll be performing an excerpt from Beyond the Chariots, about Olympic champion Eric Liddell at this year's Broadway Blessing, in anticipation of performances during the Winter Olympics.

07.27.13 12:28 AM - Comment(s)
I was interviewed by George Flores on Star 99.1FM about next Saturday's performance of The Revelation, among a number of other things.

Here are links to more information on some of the things I mentioned during the interview:
04.20.13 02:37 AM - Comment(s)
It has been so clear to us that people are praying for this journey by the timing of the entire day! Every place we went the bus was ready to go within five minutes of us getting there! That morning we got our directions based on the wrong airport, thereby putting us at a station we wouldn't have g...
09.20.11 07:00 AM - Comment(s)

On the second night of the Olympics I performed Beyond the Chariots here in Hong Kong. Afterward H. K. Cheng (far right) told what Eric Liddell was like as one of his instructors at the Tientsin Anglo-Chinese College and Rev. Jim Hudson Taylor, great grandson of Hudson Taylor (next to his wife, Leo...
08.11.08 07:29 AM - Comment(s)

Beyond the Chariots will be performed at Westchester Chapel in White Plains, New York, on February 23 at 7pm.

The play tells the rest of the Chariots of Fire story: How, after breaking the world record in the 1924 Olympics, Eric Liddell spent the rest of his life as a missionary in China.

This is...
02.15.08 10:44 AM - Comment(s)

This 400 year old golf course in St. Andrews was where the British athletes stayed before setting sail for the Paris Olympics in Chariots of Fire. We had a cream tea here after hurdling these white fences and running on the beach.

A woman who saw me running told us that her dorm-mate in universit...
08.21.07 02:37 PM - Comment(s)
Leilani Wells of the Christian Performing Artists Fellowship, hosts of the MasterWorks Festival, is writing an article about my work.  She asked a followup question which I thought I would post: "How did you become interested in Eric Liddell's story?"

Eric Liddell's story was actu...
10.26.06 05:13 PM - Comment(s)