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Maximus Decimus Meridius will have his vengeance again, accompanied by an on-stage orchestra, as Gladiator Live returns to the Royal Albert Hall due to staggering popular demand.

Ridley Scott’s legendary swords-and-sandals epic is coming back to the iconic London venue – its auditorium famously based on a Roman amphitheatre – following four incredible, sold-out shows in 2014.

The event will see Gladiator screened in high definition on a 20m screen, as Hans Zimmer’s stirring score is performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and English Chamber Choir, with guest vocalist Lisa Gerrard, who features on the original soundtrack. Conducted by Justin Freer.

Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe as a vengeful former general doing vivid battle with a corrupt emperor’s son, is one of the most acclaimed films of recent years, winning five Oscars including Best Picture, as Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard’s memorable music scooped Best Original Score at the Golden Globes.

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'It's nearly impossible to verbalise how amazing the live experience is'

Jasmine Dotiwala, Huffington Post Tuesday 27 May 2014