Ben Hur - Show Information - Penlee Park Open Air Theatre
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Based on the classic 19th Century novel by Lew Wallace,
Ben Hur is a meticulously crafted stage drama, packed with drama, action, and hope, set across the 1st Century Roman Empire.
The story follows a young prince who is accused of attempted murder, sentenced to die as a galley slave, but survives, eventually returning to his homeland, to find that his mother and sister are missing.
Despite exacting revenge against the Roman commander who destroyed his family, he finds no peace - until once again his life is changed by two family slaves whom he freed, and a man from Nazareth...
As with all our shows, this production is suitable for audiences of all ages & backgrounds. We produce a free online education pack for students covering aspects of creating the production, a news blog, historical & cultural research, and more. We also provide full accessibility information for each performance on our website.
GETTING TO THE SHOW & ABOUT YOUR VISIT
This is a third-party venue, run by the volunteers of Penlee Park Open Air Theatre. We are providing as much information as is possible, but if you have additional questions about accessing the venue, please contact Penlee Park Open Air Theatre directly on WEBSITE, EMAIL, or phone 07816 285367.