16 March 2010 10:01 PM, PDT | FilmInk.com.au | See recent FilmInk.com.au news »

$15 million stadium adaptation. 15,000 square meters of arena stage. 400 costumes, 200 back stage crew, 216 actors, 124 soldiers, 36 horsemen, 32 horses, 26 gladiators, 9 chariots and 5 Arabian dancers. Although there is no partridge in a pear tree, the stadium extravaganza Ben Hur boasts a production of biblical proportions.   Claiming to be the biggest theatrical event to be seen in Australia, Ben Hur- The Stadium Spectacular makes its way direct from Europe to grace our shores for two nights of mind-blowing theatre, at the Anz Olympic Stadium in Sydney.   Running over October 22-23, French director Robert Hossein will revive and rejuvenate the Ben Hur legend as made famous by the 1959 Academy Award winning film and the runaway best- selling novel by Lew Wallace, first printed in 1880. »


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