Fans of the film were no doubt bitterly disappointed by the lack of sing-along action in the 2014 feature film Exodus: Gods and Kings which dramatises the same story. But now, a new musical based on the animation will come to the West End so Londoners can enjoy the film’s long overdue stage adaptation.
Originally premiering at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in 2017, the production has already attracted accolades including the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award. As well as featuring Stephen Schwartz’s Academy Award-winning score, the production will also include 10 new songs. As the song writer behind Wicked, Schwartz has a strong track record for composing mega-hit musicals.
But it takes more than one giant of the industry to make the Red Sea part. The apple doesn't fall far from the prop tree with Schwartz's son, Scott Schwartz, manning the directorial helm of the production. The director has also amassed a glittering reputation with his work on the stage adaptation of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996). Sean Cheesman, a judge on the television dance competition So You Think You Can Dance, choreographs and the production also uses the original book written by award-winning Hollywood screenwriter Philip LaZebnik who also penned the scripts for Disney classics Mulan (1998) and Pocohontas (1995).
The topic of migration continues to dominate the headlines, giving the story of Exodus more poignancy than ever. With this epic tale in the most capable of hands, no doubt that cinematic power of The Prince of Egypt will be masterfully brought to the stage as well as heavy themes that resonate with our modern world.
|What||The Prince of Egypt, Dominion Theatre|
|Where||Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Rd, London, W1T 7AQ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Tottenham Court Road (underground)|
05 Feb 20 – 12 Sep 20, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
|Price||£25 - £100+|
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