THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, the “truly phenomenal production” (BBC London) based on the classic DreamWorks Animation film, will play its final performance at the Dominion Theatre in London’s West End on Saturday 8 January 2022.
Already seen by an incredible 180,000 people, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT was originally announced as a limited 32-week engagement, but extended its run prior to the closure of all UK theatres in March 2020 and subsequently re-opened on 1 July 2021.
Here are FIVE reason you shouldn’t miss this smash hit show before it closes!
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT opened at the Dominion Theatre in February 2020 and played for just six weeks before theatres were forced to close due to the pandemic. It was nearly sixteen months before the show was allowed to reopen in London’s West End, though despite the lengthy hiatus, the show returned in excellent shape and audiences flocked to see the epic new production.
Based on the much-loved 1998 DreamWorks Animation film of the same name, itself based on the Book of Exodus, director Scott Schwartz’ towering production boasts a huge company and staggering design work (set, lighting, sound, illusions and dazzling video projections) to bring the powerful and epic story of Moses fully to life.
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT boasts a huge company and orchestra of some 60 artists, making the show one of the biggest and most impressive the West End currently has to offer.
The strong and vastly experienced 38-strong cast includes a host of reliable West End regulars including the likes of Luke Brady as Moses, Liam Tamne as Ramses, Christine Allado as Tzipporah, Alexia Khadime as Miriam, Joe Dixon as Seti, Debbie Kurup as Queen Tuya, Oliver Lidert as Jethro, Mercedesz Csampai as Yocheved and Adam Peace as Hotep, alongside a thrilling and dynamic ensemble.
Scott Schwartz’ thrilling and action-packed production is really brought to life thanks to the striking and meticulous design-work from its expert creative team.
Kevin Depinet’s clever set design is elevated by evocative lighting design courtesy of Mike Billings and some staggering projection designs by Olivier Award-winner (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 2014) and Tony Award-nominee (Ghost the Musical, 2012) Jon Driscoll to help re-create the grand spectacle of the film, most notably the famous parting of the Red Sea.
Also featuring some fun tricks and illusions created by Chris Fisher, the international illusions and magic associate for Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT is a magical production full of innovation, theatricality and inspired stagecraft.
Five years before Wicked opened on Broadway, the great Stephen Schwartz delivered this extraordinary score for DreamWorks’ first traditionally animated feature, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for When You Believe.
Expertly performed by a 16-strong orchestra, led by musical director Dave Rose, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT‘s powerful and rousing score includes many of the much-loved numbers from the film, including the epic opening number Deliver Us, Moses’ stirring ballad All I Ever Wanted and the Oscar-winning When You Believe, alongside a dozen new songs written for the stage show, including one written exclusively for the London premiere.
Owned by the Nederlander Organization, the magnificent 2,100+ seat Dominion Theatre underwent an extensive, multi-million pound renovation in 2014, following the closure of the long-running We Will Rock You (which played at the theatre for twelve years) and is without doubt one of the West End’s most impressive and beautiful theatres.
The Dominion Theatre opened its doors on London’s famous Tottenham Court Road in 1929 and has had quite the varied history over the last century. Though initially opened as a theatre the venue quickly found better fortune as a cinema, and over the decades played host to the premieres of Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights (1931), Cleopatra (1963), The Sound of Music (1965), and Star Wars (1977). Since the last 1980s the Dominion has re-established itself as a theatre venue and has hosted numerous major shows during that time including the original London productions of Beauty and the Beast, We Will Rock You, An American in Paris, Bat Out of Hell The Musical, and now, The Prince of Egypt.
As with any trip to the theatre, the venue itself is a large part of the overall experience, and with such a rich history (make sure to explore the different levels and look at the old theatre posters lining the corridors) and a beautiful auditorium split across two levels, you can’t help but be impressed by an evening at the stunning Dominion.
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT must close on 8 January 2022. Tickets for the final 11 weeks of the engagement are available now via the official website: www.ThePrinceofEgyptMusical.com.