As a Hollywood movie Ben Hur (1959) won no less than 11 Oscars. From September 29 until December 4, 2011 it can now also be seen as a play, called Ben Hur Live, in a 2000 m2 arena in the Nuova Fiera di Roma.
“Ben Hur Live” was first shown two years ago in London and has since received nothing but favorable reviews. The same positive reactions are of course expected in the place where it is set, the Eternal City of Rome itself.
The spectacular show includes incredible light shows, a mock naval battle in fake fog and of course the famous chariot race, one of the most iconic moments in the history of movie making. The international cast is headed by Sebastian Thrun as Judah Ben Hur himself and the soundtrack of the event is by former Police Stewart Copeland.
Tickets for the show do not come cheap and range from around 70 Euros to double that price. The shows start at 9 PM.
The Nuova Fiera di Roma is located outside the city center and cannot be reached directly from Termini. First you need to take metro line B to the stop Piramide, which is adjacent to the Ostiense railway station. Here you take the FR1 train towards Fiumicino and you get off at the Fiera di Roma stop. A courtesy bus will take you to the entrance of the Nuova Fiera di Roma.