Further casting for London’s ‘Prince of Egypt’ announced

Clockwise from top left: Joe Dixon, Debbie Kurup, Gary Wilmot, Silas Wyatt-Barke, Tanisha Spring & Adam Pearce

After revealing the names of the actors who will step into the show’s main four roles, new six performers have been finally confirmed for the supporting parts, which includes pharaohs, royal priests and Moses’s family. Scheduled to open in February at the Dominion Theatre, the production will run for a limited 32-week season and will include ten extra original songs written by the film’s original composer, Stephen Schwartz.

Today, once again, we’ve got all we ever wanted: the musical’s tapestry has revealed more of its brightly shining threads. After getting to know the main cast from the West End version of The Prince of Egypt, the production team has just named its court of monarchs and priests – featuring six newly announced actors with deep experience in some of London’s most spectacular and renowned shows. Directed by Scott Schwartz and coreographed by Sean Cheesman, the musical will be led by Luke Brady in the role of Moses and Liam Tamne as Pharaoh Ramses, accompanied by Alexia Khadime as Moses’s sister, Miriam, as well as Christine Allado playing the part of Tzipporah.

But supporting cast will not be second best, since it will include West End’s top performers such as Joe Dixon in the role of Seti – Moses and Ramses’s father. An Associate Artist of the RSC, his leading roles are Catiline and Antony in Imperium I & II, Caliban in The Tempest with Simon Russell Beale, Tu’an Gu in The Orphan of Zhao and Paris in The Roman Actor (Olivier Award nomination for Best Performance in a Supporting Role), among many others. His credits also include several television parts, such as Philip in A.D. Kingdom and Empire (NBC), Ramos in Atlantis (BBC) or Nick in 32 Brinkburn Street (BBC). He also played Jacques in the film The Mummy Returns alongside Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah.

Debbie Kurup will step into the role of Queen Tuya, Seti’s wife. Currently appearing in Blues in the Night at the Kiln Theatre, her career features numerous main roles like Helene in Sweet Charity (Donmar Warehouse), Mrs Neilson in Girl from the North Country (West End and The Old Vic) or Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes (Sheffield Theatres and national tour).

The wise patriarch Jethro will be brought to life by Gary Wilmot. A performer of incredible versatility (whose abilities include acting, singing, comedy, impressions and TV hosting), Wilson first came to prominence in 1978 with ITV’s show New Faces. Throughout a career spanding for over 40 years, some of his major credits are Cue Gary!, Punchlines, The Saturday Gang, You & Me and So You Want To Be Top?. Other great achievements include appearing on the Royal Variety Show, as well as receiving an MBE in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to Drama and charity. Gary is making his National Theatre debut in Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – The Musical and will soon star in Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the London Palladium.

Further confirmed cast includes Adam Pearce as Priest Hotep (credits feature the national tour of Sunset Boulevard as well as West End’s versions of Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd and Joseph), Silas Wyatt Barke as Aaron (musical adaptation of Twelfth NightMuch Ado About Nothing and Forty Years On) and Tanisha Springs as Nefertari (Little Shop of HorrorsCaroline, or Change, Big Fish and Beautiful – The Carole King).

The Prince of Egypt has music and lyrics by celebrated composer Stephen Schwartz, who has written 10 new original songs especially for the show. Before heading into London’s West End, developmental productions were presented at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley (winner of the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award) as well as Denmark’s Frederica Teater.

Tickets for the musical, which will be perfomed at the Dominion Theatre for a 32-limited run, can be purchased at the official website.

By Guillermo Názara

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