Ben Hur chariot race live in London!

Posted: September 15, 2009 in General, Movies, Show
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Up and coming is a spectacular show with a world premiere in London the O2 arena on Thursday 17th of September. It’s one of the biggest indoor events in Europe ever.

It is more than 400 performers, 46 horses, five falcons, two eagles, two vultures, two donkeys and 120 doves in what is most likely to be a spectacular show. The arena is 2500 square meter, 360 degrees and the chariots will more or less go full speed in the arena.

In 1959 a  film was based on Lew Wallace’s bestseller, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ and became considered by many to be one of the greatest films of all time. It won 11 Oscars and made its star, Charlton Heston, a big star. The most famous scene is a big and thrilling chariot race!

The score to the show is made by Stewart Copeland the drummer from the famous rock band The Police, and the script has been written by Shaun McKenna, who’s famous for helping produce the musical version of the famous The Lord of the Rings. The German actor Sebastian Thrun is the lead actor, playing Judah Ben Hur. The show has been put together by the German director, Franz Abraham, who is hoping to show some of the Hollywood film with live actors and animals.

Abraham says “You can expect the power of a rock concert, the speed of a musical, the magic of a great movie and the passion of a Greek tragedy

Tickets are from £35 to £115 and it is playing in London until Sunday before it embarks on a tour of 17 cities.

Watch the chariot race from the movie

Watch a trailer from the movie

Read the full fast-paced article here


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