News: The Prince of Egypt confirms company for West End return

June 15, 2021
News: The Prince of Egypt confirms company for West End return
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The Prince of Egypt has confirmed its 154-led company for its West End return. The smash-hit musical will resume performances in six days, in accordance with the government’s “Step 3” protocols.

Based on the classic DreamWorks Animation film of the same name, the musical will return to the Dominion Theatre from 1 July, with a booking period lasting until 8 January 2022.

All performances between 1 July and 4 September will be socially distanced audiences.

Joining the previously announced Clive Rowe as Jethro will be new ensemble cast members Catherine Cornwall, Daniel Luiz and Samuel Sarpong-Broni. All three will be making their West End debuts.

Further cast includes Luke Brady as Moses, Liam Tamne as Ramses, Christine Allado as Tzipporah, Alexia Khadime as Miriam, Joe Dixon as Seti, Debbie Kurup as Tuya, Mercedesz Csampai as Yocheved, Adam Pearce as Hotep, Tanisha Spring as Nefertari and Silas Wyatt-Barke as Aaron.

Additional cast includes Simbi Akande, Casey Al-Shaqsy, Joe Atkinson, Danny Becker, Felipe Bejarano, Pàje Campbell, Catherine Cornwall, Adam Filipe, Soophia Foroughi, Natalie Green, Jack Harrison-Cooper, Kalene Jeans, Christian Knight, Jessica Lee, Oliver Lidert, Daniel Luiz, Jay Marsh, Scott Maurice, Carly Miles, Alice ReadieSamuel Sarpong-Broni, Christopher Short, Molly Smith, Ricardo Walker, Danny Williams, Niko Wirachman and Sasha Woodward together with young performers Cian Eagle-Service, Maiya Eastmond, Jersey Blu Georgia, Taylor Jenkins, Mia Lakha, George Menezes Cutts, Iman Pabani and Vishal Soni.

Clive Rowe appears until 16 October and Tanisha Spring appears until 18 September.

Orchestra includes musical director Dave Rose, associate musical director and keyboardist Mark Collins, plus Nina Foster/Fiona McCapra (job share), Sonya Fairbairn, Penny Ainscow, Sebastian Rudnicki (violins), Fiona Davies (viola), Magda Pietraszewska (cello), Rory Dempsey (bass) Rupert Widdows (woodwind), Tony Cross (trumpet, flugelhorn), Duncan Fuller, David McQueen (horns); John Gregson (guitars), Murdoch MacDonald (percussion) and Dan Ellis (drums).

Stage Management team will be Anthony Field (Company Stage Manager), Dominique Pierre-Louis (Stage Manager), Ryan Quelch (Deputy Stage Manager), Nuri Chang, Charlotte Johnson (Assistant Stage Managers/Book Cover), Simon Humphris, Chrissie Huxford and Tracey Farrell (Assistant Stage Managers).

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.

The Prince of Egypt has music and lyrics by Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell), a book by Philip LaZebnik (Mulan, Pocahontas) and features 10 new songs written by Stephen Schwartz together with 5 of his beloved songs from the DreamWorks Animation film.

The Prince of Egypt is directed by Scott Schwartz with choreography by Sean Cheesman, set design by Kevin Depinet, costume design 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.

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