The Prince of Egypt musical has released the first costume sketches by the Tony Award-winning Broadway designer Ann Hould-Ward.
The new musical based on the DreamWorks Animation film will begin performances at the Dominion Theatre on the 5th February 2020 and is set to feature a collection of over 380 costumes and 250 pairs of shoes.
Talking about the designs for the costumes, Ann Hould-Ward said: “The Prince of Egypt has been a dream design job for me, melding the many different cultural and creative influences of Ancient Egypt with the stunning visual dynamic of the animated film – and reimagining them for contemporary theatre audiences. This thrilling project has enabled me to develop a multitude of design bases and fabrics that illustrate the various societies and traditions and to combine them into an extensive collection of over 380 costumes.”
Ann Hould-Ward won the Tony Award and an Olivier Award nomination for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Her designs have subsequently been seen in more than 40 productions of the musical worldwide. She has also designed extensively for opera, dance, television and film – winning multiple awards – and her more than 30 Broadway shows include the original productions of Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George (together with Patricia Zipprodt) and Into The Woods, receiving Tony Award® nominations for both.
The Prince of Egypt features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Philip LaZebnik (who wrote the film’s screenplay). It features 10 new songs written by Stephen Schwartz, together with five of his acclaimed songs from the DreamWorks Animation film, including Deliver Us, All I Ever Wanted, Through Heaven’s Eyes and the Academy Award-winning When You Believe, which was a global hit for Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey as well as a UK chart-topping winner’s single for The X-Factor.
Meanwhile, the cast for the London production 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 Knight, Jessica Lee, Oliver Lidert, Jay Marsh, Scott Maurice, Carly Miles, Sam Oladeinde, Alice Readie, Christopher Short, Ricardo Walker, Danny Williams, Niko Wirachman and Sasha Woodward.
The creative team for the production includes: direction by Scott Schwartz with choreography by Sean Cheesman;set designs by KevinDepinet; costume designs by Ann Hould-Ward; lighting design by Mike Billings; sound design by Gareth Owen; projection designs by Jon Driscoll; illusion designs by Chris Fisher; 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 will play at the Dominion Theatre from the 5th February 2020 until the 12th September 2020. To book tickets click here or visit: Love Theatre.com, West End Theatre Breaks, Encore Tickets, See Tickets, From the Box Office, Last Minute.com or Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk.