By David Grewcock Theatergoer Reporter
• 8 Jul 2009
• West End
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Truly epic theatre - The countdown has begun until Ben Hur Live finally enters the arena and enjoys its world premiere at the O2 in September. With recent news that Stewart Copeland is to act Narrator for the London run, the latest trailer has been released. Featuring a cast of hundreds, 20 horses and the famous chariot race, it looks set to be one of the biggest thrills of the year.
Edinburgh Festival 09
- With just over a month before thousands of keen culture vultures descend upon the Scottish city, the 2009 Edinburgh International Festival is gearing up for its biggest year yet. This year’s offerings take inspiration from The Scottish Enlightenment - an incredible period in the 18th century which saw a huge surge of intellectual, artistic and scientific accomplishments, so you can be sure to see some ground breaking work along with the usual mix of music, theatre, art and street performances. Time to get in with those Scottish friends and book a place on their sofa for a week or two! (click here for our dedicated Edinburgh 2009 site)
La Clique’s return
- After completing a triumphant nine-month run at the London Hippodrome, La Clique recently announced an eight-week Christmas run at the Roundhouse. If you missed it the first time round, be sure to book your tickets now as this fast paced, sassy and seductive show will be the perfect treat to shake away those Winter blues and will no doubt bring much festive cheer. Take a look at some highlights from the London run, grab your woolly hat and head down to Camden for your fix of one off extravagant cabaret.
- After 65 million years, dinosaurs will once again be roaming the streets of London…thankfully, in an arena where you can enjoy the show in a slightly more comfortable environment.
After years of planning, the award-winning BBC TV series, Walking with Dinosaurs comes to life in a stunning theatrical event. It’s billed as a dazzling £10 million arena spectacle set to captivate young and old alike and hits London this August. We’ll be featuring many of this year’s summer theatre highlights in the coming weeks so here’s a sneak preview at how the experts have brought these ancient creatures back to life and what you can expect from the stunning visual effects.
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