Ben-Hur

Yllana and Nancho Novo join together to create a crazy, insane and funny version of Ben-Hur, from the epic movie of 1959.

With a frenetic rhythm and clever pictures that have been called “Theatremascope”, this production has allowed this story to get closer to the modern user without losing its grandiosity thanks to the exchange between cinema and theatre.

Beh-Hur is full of clever visual gags, sarcastic and absurd dialogs and an interesting consideration about truth, love and gender-fight.

Four actors and two actresses turn themselves into many different characters to tell us again, and this time with no restriction, what no one ever dared to tell us about Ben-Hur.

Because in this story things are not like they seem to be.

Or it would be better saying that things are what they DO seem to be…

  • By Lewis Wallace
  • Version: Nancho Novo
  • Direction: Yllana
  • Artistic direction: David Ottone and Juan Ramos Toro
  • Cast:
    – Agustín Jiménez
    – Elena Lombao
    – Víctor Massán
    – Fael García
    – Richard Collins-Moore
    – Maria Lanau
  • Production: Focus, Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico de Mérida and Yllana

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“It recalls the legendary humor of Monty Python where a part of laughing out loud, there was a strong social critics.”. El Día de Córdoba