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Ben Hur

5 July 2019–13 July 2019

Company of Ten

Main Stage


An hilarious retelling of the struggle of Ben Hur played at breakneck speed by just four dedicated actors. There’s comedy in every scene, include the chariot race, a sea battle with real water and a frenzied Roman orgy – all on a limited budget and using ingenious props.

The Evening Standard said of this laugh-out-loud play, ‘Patrick Barlow’s small-scale take… is a palpable hit.’ For the Daily Telegraph, it was simply ‘very funny’. The Guardian admired the ‘sight gags, prop gags, backstage rivalry gags, collapsing scenery gags… No meta-theatrical joke is safe.’

Ticket information

Dates and times
Friday 5–Saturday 6 July, 8:00pm
Sunday 7 July, 2.30pm
Tuesday 9–Saturday 13 July, 8:00pm

Tickets £12
Concessions £11

Credits & acknowledgements

Patrick Barlow based on the novel by General ‘Lew’ Wallace
On the:
Main Stage
Produced by:
Company of Ten

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