The Prince of Egypt Musical has announced it plans to reopen in London’s West End.
Adapted from the 1998 DreamWorks animated movie, The Prince of Egypt musical opened at the Dominion Theatre in London in February.
However shows were quickly cancelled when the pandemic forced theatres to shutdown in March.
The production has now announced plans to reopen from 1 July under social distancing measures.
It’s hoped full capacity will be able to return from 6 September, with the show currently booking to Saturday 8 January 2022.
Originally produced by DreamWorks animation, 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.
The original West End cast is led by Luke Brady as Moses, Liam Tamne as Ramses, Christine Allado as Tzipporah and Alexia Khadime as Miriam.
Further casting features Joe Dixon as Seti, Debbie Kurup as Queen Tuya, Gary Wilmot as Jethro, Adam Pearce as Hotep, Tanisha Spring as Nefertari, Silas Wyatt-Barke as Aaron and Mercedesz Csampai as Yocheved.
A teaser for the musical adaption reads:
Journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, 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.