The Prince of Egypt musical is back in the West End, at the Dominion Theatre and it is a must-see!
My ten year old son and I went along to watch this show and we both had an amazing night. It is so good to be back in theatres after the huge break in performances due to the lockdowns. Live performances are something that can not be replicated. The atmosphere in the theatre was electric and so much emotion could be felt from both the audience and the cast of the show.
It was a privilege for us to be back in the theatre once again, and The Prince of Egypt definitely lived up to this moment. It is an epic show, from start to finish with huge musical numbers, brilliant choreography and fantastic story telling.
The Prince of Egypt Musical is based on the Dreamworks Animation film, The Prince of Egypt and best known for the song “When You Believe”
The lavish stage adaption of The Prince of Egypt has music and lyrics by multi-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 (When You Believe, Deliver Us, All I Ever Wanted, Through Heaven’s Eyes and The Plagues).
The show tells the famous biblical story of Moses, from the Book of Exodus. The performance starts with the enchanting song “Deliver Us” as Moses starts from his journey down the river as a baby into the arms of the Pharoah’s wife, and continues all the way to his deliverance of the Hebrews (the Jewish slaves) via the 10 plagues, and many trials and tribulations.
Journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, Moses and Ramses, 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 relationship between these two characters brings humour to the stage performance, as well as emotion.
Dance is a huge part of the show, in addition to the music. The visual storytelling is absolutely magical and enchanting. The staging is cleverly done with the use of projections around the stage which are really effective.
Perfomances from all 46 cast members were faultless, with amazing vocal abilities.
The “utterly stand-out cast” (What’sOnStage) of 46 includes: Luke Brady (Moses), Liam Tamne (Ramses), Christine Allado (Tzipporah), Alexia Khadime (Miriam), Joe Dixon (Seti), Debbie Kurup (Tuya), Clive Rowe* (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, 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 Readie, Samuel 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.
The show is approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes including a 20 minute interval, and we were gripped the entire time. The show is suitable for children, with a minimum age of 7+ recommended and children under 5 not admitted. There are depictions of death, and some distressing content for sensitive children so use your judgement on how your child would handle the show. For an older child of around 10 like my son, it was brilliant.
The Prince of Egypt West End Musical Trailer
Watch this trailer for a taste of the show
When and where to see The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt is showing at the Dominion Theatre London, next to Tottenham Court Road Station (Central Line, and Northern Line Charring Cross Branch)
The show is now booking until now Saturday 8 January 2022
Find out more and book tickets at ThePriceOfEgyptMuscial.com
We would definitely recommend this show. Go and see it, you won’t regret it.