THE PRINCE OF EGYPT to return for open-ended run.22 June 2020
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, to return for an open-ended run at London's Dominion Theatre, the popular new musical extends booking to Saturday 4 September 2021.
The hugely popular new musical based on the classic DreamWorks Animation film, will return to London's Dominion Theatre for an open-ended run, with tickets now on sale to Saturday 4 September 2021. Originally announced for a limited 32-week engagement, this "truly phenomenal production" (BBC London) was ecstatically received by audiences, with an incredible 83,000 people at just 43 performances (including 20 previews) prior to the UK Government shutdown of theatre. Performances will officially resume pending Government advice and are currently on sale from Monday 2 November 2020. Tickets are available via www.ThePrinceofEgyptMusical.com
In a joint statement, producers DreamWorks Theatricals, Michael McCabe and Neil Laidlaw said:
The original cast recording of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT was released on digital and streaming formats by Ghostlight Records on 3 April 2020. A CD will be released later this year.
“Brought to life in truly epic fashion” (The Mirror), THE PRINCE OF EGYPT premiered on Tuesday 25 February 2020, with previews from Wednesday 5 February 2020. Prior to the UK Government shutdown of theatres, the production was on sale for an extended limited engagement to 31 October 2020.
In line with UK Government advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), performances of all West End shows are currently cancelled until Sunday 2 August 2020 and exchanges/refunds are being processed. Performances of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT are additionally suspended until Saturday 31 October 2020. If further cancellations or suspensions are necessary, they will continue to be announced on a rolling basis, in line with the latest advice.
With a cast and orchestra of almost 60 artists, this “massive new stage show” (Time Out) has music and lyrics by GRAMMY® and Academy Award®-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), a book by Philip LaZebnik (Mulan, Pocahontas) and features 10 brand new songs written by Stephen Schwartz, together with 5 of his acclaimed songs from the DreamWorks Animation film (Deliver Us, All I Ever Wanted, Through Heaven’s Eyes, The Plagues and the Academy Award®-winning When You Believe, which was a global hit for Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey as well as a UK and Ireland charttopping winner’s single for The X-Factor).
“An utterly stand-out cast” (WhatsOnStage) of 43 includes Luke Brady (Moses), Liam Tamne (Ramses), Christine Allado (Tzipporah), Alexia Khadime (Miriam), Joe Dixon (Seti), Debbie Kurup (Queen Tuya), Gary Wilmot (Jethro), Mercedesz Csampai (Yocheved), Adam Pearce (Hotep), Tanisha Spring (Nefertari), Silas Wyatt-Barke (Aaron), Simbi Akande, Casey Al-Shaqsy, Joe Atkinson, Danny Becker, Felipe Bejarano, Pàje Campbell, Adam Filipe, Soophia Foroughi, Natalie Green, Jack Harrison-Cooper, Rachael Ireson, Kalene Jeans, Christian Alexander Knight, Jessica Lee, Oliver Lidert, Jay Marsh, Scott Maurice, Carly Miles, Sam Oladeinde, Alice Readie, Christopher Short, Molly Smith, Ricardo Walker, Danny Williams, Niko Wirachman and Sasha Woodward. Cast subject to change from Monday 11 January 2021.
Journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, raised together as brothers in a kingdom of privilege, find themselves suddenly divided by a secret past. One must rule as Pharaoh, the other must rise up and free his true people; both face a destiny that will change history forever.
This “lavish stage production” (The Guardian) is directed by Scott Schwartz with choreography by Sean Cheesman;set designs by Kevin Depinet; costume designs by Ann Hould-Ward; lighting design by Mike Billings; sound design by Gareth Owen; projection designs by Jon Driscoll; illusions by Chris Fisher; wigs, hair and makeup design by Campbell Young Associates; orchestrations by August Eriksmoen; musical supervision and arrangements by Dominick Amendum; musical direction by Dave Rose, casting by Jim Arnold CDG and children’s casting by Verity Naughton CDG. THE PRINCE OF EGYPT is produced by DreamWorks Theatricals (a division of Universal Theatrical Group), Michael McCabe and Neil Laidlaw together with John Gore, Tom Smedes and Peter Stern, Ramin Sabi, The Araca Group, James L. Nederlander and Michael Park. A milestone in cinematic achievement and first released in 1998, DreamWorks’ The Prince of Egypt captivated audiences across the world and has been hailed as “one of the greatest animated films of all time” (Evening Standard); “epic cinema” (Radio Times) and “a stunning film” (The Guardian).
A milestone in cinematic achievement and first released in 1998, DreamWorks’ The Prince of Egypt captivated audiences across the world and has been hailed as “one of the greatest animated films of all time” (Evening Standard); “epic cinema” (Radio Times) and “a stunning film” (The Guardian).
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