The West End production of The Prince of Egypt has been forced to cancel a week’s worth of performances.
The show has announced that a member of the company has tested positive for Covid, forcing performances to be paused up to and including Tuesday, 20 July.
In a statement shared to social media, the production said: “In accordance with UK Government track and trace legislation, the producers have unfortunately had to suspend all performances of The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre up to and including Tuesday 20 July 2021.
“The production’s COVID officers identified a single positive COVID case within the company and, while all other company members remain COVID-negative, the Government legislation is such that the close-contact workforce must now isolate for 10 days rendering it impossible to perform the show.
“Ticket buyers impacted by the cancellation of performances are being contacted by their point of purchase, via email, at the earliest opportunity. Ticket buyers will be offered the opportunity to freely exchange tickets to a future date or receive a refund or credit voucher.”
They added: “We want to reassure our audiences that, due to the strict health & safety protocols we have in place at @dominiontheatre, this registered case will not have come into contact with anyone visiting the venue.
“The safety of our customers & company remains our absolute priority.”
Tickets for performances from Wednesday, 21 July are on sale now.
Inspired by the DreamWorks animation of the same name, The Prince of Egypt is an adaptation of the Book of Exodus and tells the journey of Moses as from being a prince of Egypt to his ultimate destiny to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt.
The stage adaption features brand new music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz alongside the original songs he penned for the movie, including Oscar-winning track When You Believe.