The Prince of Egypt have announced they will be returning to the Dominion Theatre with social distancing in place from July 1st.
The show opened in the West End in February 2020 but only managed a month before the pandemic forced it to close its doors.
The socially distanced production will take place from Thursday 1st July until Saturday 4th September under Step 3 protocols for the safety of the audience and company. From Monday 6th September, the show will operate under step 4 protocols which is a full capacity with social distancing removed.
Producers DreamWorks Theatricals, Michael McCabe and Neil Laidlaw said in a joint statement: “Following the latest UK Government guidance on the easing of lockdown restrictions, we are delighted to confirm the return of The Prince of Egypt to the Dominion Theatre from Thursday 1 July 2021. The sheer size of this historic venue allows for full social distancing and, as soon as all legal limits on social contact are removed, we will return to our full audience capacity at the earliest opportunity. In re-opening, we are proud to re-unite our exceptional company and provide employment again for 149 uniquely talented individuals. We’d like to thank each and every one of them for their unwavering commitment and resilience during this difficult time for everyone in our industry. We look forward to telling this beloved story once again and experiencing the euphoric reactions that we were privileged to receive from audiences in 2020.”
The entire stage production complete with a cast and orchestra numbering almost 60 will be presented in its original form. The cast of 43 is led by: Luke Brady (Moses), Liam Tamne (Ramses), Christine Allado (Tzipporah), Alexia Khadime (Miriam), Joe Dixon (Seti), Debbie Kurup (Tuya), Mercedesz Csampai (Yocheved), Adam Pearce (Hotep), Tanisha Spring (Nefertari) and Silas Wyatt-Barke (Aaron). Cast subject to change.
While the Government roadmap has suggested theatres can reopen at full capacity from June 21st, this has been cited as "the earliest" and looks like this may not happen until later in the year. This news from The Prince of Egypt guarantees it can open. If Government guidelines allow, more seats can be put on sale for each date.
The show has also announced an extension and will now be running until January 8th 2022.
Tickets go on sale at 12pm today from https://www.theprinceofegyptmusical.com