The musical based on the Dreamworks animated film will resume performances on the 1st July.
With tickets on sale now, it has also been confirmed that people can now book tickets until the 8th January 2022.With this in mind, the performances between 1st July and 4th September will take place under Step 3 protocols in which there will be social distancing rules in place. This is for the safety for audiences, the company of the musical and out of an abundance of caution in allowing for delays in the current steps set out in UK Government’s roadmap.
Performances from Monday 6 September 2021 onwards will operate under Step 4 protocols (all legal limits on social contact removed). The entire epic stage production, complete with its cast and orchestra of almost 60 artists, will be presented in its original form at all performances.
Talking about the news, producers DreamWorks Theatricals, Michael McCabe and Neil Laidlaw said in a joint statement: “Following the latest UK Government guidance on the easing of lockdown restrictions, we are delighted to confirm the return of The Prince of Egypt to the Dominion Theatre from Thursday 1ST July 2021. The sheer size of this historic venue allows for full social distancing and, as soon as all legal limits on social contact are removed, we will return to our full audience capacity at the earliest opportunity. In re-opening, we are proud to re-unite our exceptional company and provide employment again for 149 uniquely talented individuals. We’d like to thank each and every one of them for their unwavering commitment and resilience during this difficult time for everyone in our industry. We look forward to telling this beloved story once again and experiencing the euphoric reactions that we were privileged to receive from audiences in 2020.”
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.
Directed by Scott Schwartz, the cast of 43 includes: Luke Brady (Moses), Liam Tamne (Ramses), Christine Allado (Tzipporah), Alexia Khadime (Miriam), Joe Dixon (Seti), Debbie Kurup (Tuya), Mercedesz Csampai (Yocheved), Adam Pearce (Hotep), Tanisha Spring (Nefertari) and Silas Wyatt-Barke (Aaron).
The Prince of Egypt has music and lyrics by Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), a book by Philip LaZebnik (Mulan, Pocahontas) and features ten brand new songs written by Stephen Schwartz, together with five of his acclaimed songs from the DreamWorks Animation film.
Meanwhile, the creative team for the production also includes: 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.