After its successful premiere at the Ashcroft Theatre in Croydon and production at the Minack Theatre here is an excerpt from the show at the Minack

Olympus the Musical coverage on BBC National News 18th May 2012


Sardines Review of Olympus Click here

NODA Review of Olympus Click here

It's BRAAP Review of Olympus Click here

Ian's New Musical "I Hate Musicals" Click here

Olympus at the highly successful RSC Showcase - Questors Theatre London - photo © Avril Jones 2012

More photos of Olympus at the Ashcroft Theatre Here



A New Musical written by Chris Chambers and Ian Rae

On the eve of the Olympics, a freak bolt of lightning sends a British athlete into a coma, hurling him back through time, to the slopes of Mount Olympus in Greece and the very first Olympic Games. There, he is ordered by Zeus, the King of the ancient Gods, to bring two young lovers together to prevent war between Sparta and Athens. Success in this mission will take him back to the future, but can he win this race against time?

Based on Romeo and Juliet, set in ancient Greece with the rivalry between Sparta and Athens, Olympus was showcased at the Questors Theatre in London in April and then staged, as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Open Stages initiative with its premiere at the Ashcroft Theatre Croydon 9th - 12th May 2012 and at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall 17th - 19th May 2012 to coincide with the arrival of the Olympic Torch at Land's End

"Very few people can write good tunes - Ian Rae can"
Richard Stilgoe - Co-Lyricist, Phantom of the Opera
Lyricist - Starlight Express

This website provides information about the musical and its production to visitors and cast members alike. Early demos plus some examples of the new cast versions of songs from the show are freely available on the Download page


For more information on Ian's follow up musical "I Hate Musicals" which was staged in Nov/Dec 2012 please visit
I Hate Musicals




Olympus - The Musical - 29/9/14

Traditional & haunting new versions of Robert Burns love Songs

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