The Prince of Egypt, Dominion Theatre - ★★★★★ - Until October 31, 2020

Photographer: Tristram Kenton. © DWA LLC

The Prince of Egypt is not simply the animated movie translated to the stage. The score has been completely reworked and new songs have been added. This production takes elements of the original and reimagines the Biblical tale with an emphasis on the human side of the characters. The relationship of Moses and Ramses is at the core of the piece and the rivalry and affection of the brothers is brought to the fore. The issues of duty and destiny are explored within the context of a relationship between two siblings who deeply care for each other but must live up to a calling that is thrust upon them. Luke Brady is a strong and charismatic Moses while Liam Tamne creates a vulnerable and sympathetic Ramses. Alexia Khadime as Miriam and Christine Allado as Tzipporah deliver a show-stopping moment with their rendition of "When You Believe" which along with Gary Wilmot's (Jethro) "Through Heaven's Eyes" were highlights for us. Tanisha Spring brought real depth to the character of Nefertari and Adam Pearce was suitably imposing as Hotep. Debbie Kurup and Joe Dixon got it just right as Queen Tuya and Seti. It requires a strong cast to stand out in this amazing spectacle that is brought to the stage with a brilliant set from Kevin Depinet and wonderful projections by Jon Driscoll. These two elements are beautifully complemented by Sean Cheesman's amazing choreography where the dancers become the Nile, the desert and even the burning bush. This is a stunning, quite unforgettable production of the Exodus story!

Reviewed by J.C.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆☆ 

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WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Until October 31, 2020
Mon - Sat: 7:30 pm. Wed, Thu & Sat: 2:30 pm
Dominion Theatre
Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road
https://www.nederlander.co.uk/whats-on/prince-of-egypt

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