Plays Directory : Ben Hur

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Patrick Barlow with Sean Foley
  • Overview
    Adapted by the writer of The 39 Steps, the epic Roman adventure story Ben-Hur will be performed at the Watermill Theatre in Berkshire.

    As well as the tiny cast playing all 12,059 characters, the play also boasts that there will be a live chariot race and a sea battle.

    Writer Patrick Barlow has a good track record of reducing cast sizes. His adaptation of The 39 Steps is currently showing in the West End and again has only four actors playing all the characters.

    Ben-Hur was originally a novel written in 1880 by General 'Lew' Wallace and was made into a film in 1959 starring Charlton Heston. Winning 11 Oscars, the film was the most expensive ever made and featured a nine minute chariot race, which soon became one of the most famous sequences in film history.

    It recounts the story of Judah Ben-Hur a Jewish prince and merchant who is forced to live as a Roman slave until his death. Managing to regain his freedom, Ben-Hur decides to seek revenge on the people who condemned him.

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Connected mandy members:

Matt Hughes-Short
2019, Omar Lord
Abbey Theatre, St Albans
Gareth Goodman
2016, Amos
The Hexagon
Brad Clapson
Brad Clapson
Actor
2016, Movement Director
The Hexagon
Simon Sinfield
Simon Sinfield
Company Stage Manager
2016, Company Stage Manager
Charlotte Sharland
2016, Rachel
The Hexagon, Reading
Elizabeth Patrick
Elizabeth Patrick
Assistant Stage Manager
2016, Deputy Stage Manager
Tricycle Theatre
Niki Robinson
Niki Robinson
Producer
2016, Producer
The Hexagon
Adam Adrian
Adam Adrian
Actor
2016, Leper
The Hexagon
Caitlin O'Reilly
Caitlin O'Reilly
Stage Manager
2016, Assistant Stage Manager
Tricycle Theatre
Felicity Langthorne
Felicity Langthorne
Costume Maker
2015, Costume Maker
Sophie Macfadyen
Sophie Macfadyen
Assistant Stage Manager
2015, Assistant Stage Manager - Rehearsal & Book Cover
Beth Absalom
Beth Absalom
Assistant Stage Manager
2015, Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager
Tricycle Theatre
Fiona Mulvihill
Fiona Mulvihill
Deputy Stage Manager
2012, Assistant Stage Manager
Watermill Theatre
Cassie Gallagher
Cassie Gallagher
Deputy Stage Manager
2012, DSM
Carly Wilson
Carly Wilson
Prop Maker
2011, Head Costume Maker
Jac Husebo
Jac Husebo
Actor
2011, Messala
Robyn Marianne Smith
Robyn Marianne Smith
Set Designer
2010, Prop Maker Assistant
London Metropolitan University-Peter Jackman Theatre & Croydon Clocktower
Lucy Howson
Lucy Howson
Wardrobe Assistant
2010, Costume Sourcing Assistant
David Cromarty
2010, Soldier
Theatre Royal, Bath
James Lane
James Lane
Set Builder
2010, Master Carpenter
Hoxton Hall