What do 150 actors, 46 horses, five falcons, two vultures, two eagles and 120 doves have to do with The Police? Drummer Stewart Copeland has composed the music for Ben Hur Live, an adaptation of the novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ into an “arena spectacular,” which makes its premiere in London this week, Straits Times reports.
“I’ve played arenas, scored films and written grand opera, but not all in one place,” Copeland, who began work on the soundtrack eight months ago, told AFP.
What’s more, the show’s official site says that Copeland will also be the live narrator at the London performances. Copeland says, “This is certainly going to be one of the biggest gigs I’ve ever done.”