Ben Hur comedy opens at Peninsula Theatre
Ben Hur: An Epic Comedy by Patrick Barlow opens at Peninsula Theatre on May 27 for 10 performances.
Directed by Ms Christine Vale, the Woy Woy Little Theatre production has had three dates changes and has been two years of online rehearsal.
The play is a parody of the 900-page 19th Century Biblical epic novel best known as one of the hours-long mid 20th-century Charlton Heston films
It has four actors playing a plethora of characters with lightning-quick changes and seemingly infinite plot points,
The story is about a British amateur theatre collective of four actors and a very limited budget which is serious about bringing to life the historical tale.
It is the tale of Judah Ben Hur, a Jewish prince from Jerusalem, who in the first century is wrongfully accused of murder, enslaved by the Romans, and ultimately is redeemed by becoming a compassionate Christian-all of which is happening in tandem with the unfolding life of Christ.
The collective's four players each play a multitude of roles, sometimes simultaneously.
All bookings and payments must be made online.
Media release, 12 May 2022
Graham Vale, Woy Woy Little Theatre