Ben Hur

Thu 19 Nov 2015 – Sat 9 Jan 2016

Written by Patrick Barlow
Based on the novel by General ‘Lew’ Wallace
Directed by Tim Carroll

Tricycle Theatre in association with Fiery Angel, Fiery Dragons and The Watermill Theatre presents

They said it was unachievable!
They said it couldn’t be done!

But now the team behind the Olivier and Tony award-winning comedy The 39 Steps are BACK with a sensational, awe-inspiring and unforgettable staging of General Lew Wallace’s timeless classic Ben Hur.

The greatest book ever penned is brought to the stage by a towering team of just four actors, turning the Tricycle stage into one of the most authentic versions of ancient Rome ever seen.

Complete with stunning combat (featuring the latest 3D technology), a 103% bona fide chariot race (with REAL CHARIOTS), an authentic sea battle (with REAL WATER) and a decadent and UNEXPURGATED Roman orgy (suitable for all ages), Ben Hur is the perfect winter tonic guaranteed to stir your very soul.

Cast includes John Hopkins, Alix Dunmore, Richard Durden and Ben Jones.

Creatives include Michael Taylor (Designer), Mark Doubleday (Lighting Designer) and Ben and Max Ringham (Sound Designers).


★★★★ ‘More quick-changes and tomfoolery than an entire run of Monty Python’ The Guardian

★★★★ ‘Hilarious…a palpable hit’ Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘Highly recommended as an adult treat you can safely take kids along to’ Ham & High

★★★★ ‘A small Christmas miracle in this feast of sublime silliness’ The Arts Desk

★★★★ ‘The comic timing is nothing short of admirable’ London Theatre 1

‘A slick burlesque featuring some great comedy performances’ The Stage

‘Fun on a gargantuan scale’ Time Out