The Dramatic Work of Rich and Joyce Swingle


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I was grieved to read of the death of Charles Walker. He saw a performance of Beyond the Chariots at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, after which he told us how he found Eric Liddell's grave in Weifang, China, which started the ball rolling on the establishment of a massive monument there in Liddell's...
11.25.09 08:28 PM - Comment(s)
The journalist who put us in The Daily Telegraph swung comp tickets into The Castle.
08.28.07 09:08 AM - Comment(s)
This statue of Eric Liddell is on The University of Edinburgh campus, not far from a display that names him Scotland's most famous athlete.
08.28.07 09:05 AM - Comment(s)
Theses are Eric Liddell's three Olympic medals: gold for the 400m, bronze for the 200m in which he was within a second of both Jackson Scholz and Charles Paddock, and a medal for participation. His daughter, Patricia, donated them to The University of Edinburgh.
08.27.07 01:17 PM - Comment(s)
One of the huge obstacles in bringing Beyond the Chariots to the Fringe was housing. The city of Edinburgh swells to up to six times its normal population as the Fringe, International Festival, Book Festival and Film Festival all take place simultaneously. Our friend Chuck put us in touch with Brian...
08.27.07 06:14 AM - Comment(s)
I was shocked to see the Andersons at yesterday's show. Jim was a conductor at the Salvation Army's Territorial Music Institute in Oklahoma, where I taught drama last month. I knew he and his wife had grown up in Edinburgh, but they told me they wouldn't be here during the Fringe. Their plans chan...
08.25.07 06:50 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)
During the school year, this is the dining room for the student union building for Edinburgh University. Since Eric Liddell lived less than 100m away while he was a student here, chances are quite good that he ate some meals here. For the Fringe they've adapted it into one of the best theatres we'...
08.20.07 06:00 PM - Comment(s)
Tonight we attended Destiny Church, just off of Kirk Street. A kirk is a Scottish church, and there are about four of them on or near the street.
This kirk bought a large building when they had 50 people. Now they have close to 400 at three services.
The guest preacher tonight, Ivan, is from Italy...
08.19.07 07:05 PM - Comment(s)
I have just returned from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, having seen Beyond the Chariots. I thought it was BRILLIANT and marvelously performed. I would like to know if there are any plans to perform it in London?
—Susan Beck

I'm happy to set that up:
08.18.07 08:32 PM - Comment(s)
The Morningside United Church, where Eric Liddell taught Sunday school, just included a little ad for our Edinburgh Festival Fringe run of Beyond the Chariots in their August newsletter.
07.31.07 07:10 PM - Comment(s)