By John Smith • 04 November 2019 • 17:00
BEN HUR: Just one of the spectacular cast
Credit: Salon Varietes
What could be one of the highlights of the Salon Varietes season is a comedy based on the 19th Century novel Ben Hur by Lew Wallace.
It will take over the theatre in Fuengirola from Friday November 15 to Tuesday November 19 and is brought to the stage by the same team (writer Patrick Barlow and director Owain Griffiths) which was responsible for the popular Thirty Nine Steps performed at the theatre in 2016.
The story follows an amateur theatre troupe as they produce the massive tale of the fictional Jewish prince and merchant Judah Ben-Hur.
He falls to the status of galley slave and rises to champion charioteer in Jerusalem during the lifetime of Jesus Christ, while the actors struggle along through the piece as rivalries form and off-stage romances interfere.
Complete with chariot race, a sea battle (with real water) and stage combat, this is definitely one of the largest stories ever told in Fuengirola.
To book: Visit http://www.salonvarietestheatre.com, call the box office on 952 474 542 between 11am and 2.30pm Monday to Friday.
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