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Ben Hur Live
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The sight of Charlton Heston, all square-jawed and rugged, driving his horses in a frenzy of power in the film Ben Hur is as much of a Christmas institution as the turkey and crackers. But if you’re fed up with watching re-runs on the TV, Ben Hur Live is a more than worthy alternative.
This breathtaking production, featuring over 400 performers and 100 animals, places you right at the heart of an Ancient Roman arena, with light, sound, water, wind and pyrotechnic effects creating an unforgettable atmosphere.
The highlight, of course, is the famous chariot scene with horse-drawn quadrigas competing around the centre of the arena. The show, which was 15 years in the making, has toured all over Europe and coincides perfectly with the 50th anniversary of the iconic William Wyler film.