We’ve heard a lot about the grown-ups appearing in the London production of The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre, based on the celebrated DreamWorks Animation film, but now it’s time for the cast of young performers to shine.
The Prince of Egypt is the new musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) and a book by Philip LaZebnik (Mulan, Pocahontas). The roles of Young Miriam, Leah and Young Hebrew Girl are being shared by Mia Lakha, Iman Pabani and Hannah Selk and the roles of Young Aaron, Young Egyptian Boy and Young Midian Boy being shared by Leo Babet, Jonah Collier and Taylor Jenkins.
The young performers join the previously announced Luke Brady (Moses), Liam Tamne (Ramses), Christine Allado (Tzipporah), Alexia Khadime (Miriam), Joe Dixon (Seti), Debbie Kurup (Queen Tuya), Gary Wilmot (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, Adam Filipe, Soophia Foroughi, Natalie Green, Jack Harrison-Cooper, Rachael Ireson, Kalene Jeans, Christian Alexander Knight, Jessica Lee, Oliver Lidert, Jay Marsh, Scott Maurice, Carly Miles, Sam Oladeinde, Alice Readie, Christopher Short, Ricardo Walker, Danny Williams, Niko Wirachman and Sasha Woodward to complete the huge company of 42.
Performances begin on 5 February 2020 at London’s Dominion Theatre, with an official West End premiere on 25 February, for a limited 32-week engagement.
The Prince of Egypt features 10 brand new songs written by Schwartz, together with five of his acclaimed songs from the DreamWorks Animation film (‘Deliver Us’, ‘All I Ever Wanted’, ‘Through Heaven’s Eyes’, ‘The Plagues’, and the Academy Award-winning ‘When You Believe’, which was a global hit for Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey). The musical is directed by Scott Schwartz with choreography by Sean Cheesman.