NEWS: Debbie Kurup & Gary Wilmot join the West End line-up for The Prince Of Egypt as further casting is announced

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Joe Dixon (Seti), Debbie Kurup (Queen Tuya), Gary Wilmot (Jethro), Adam Pearce (Hotep), Tanisha Spring (Nefertari) and Silas Wyatt-Barke (Aaron) will join the previously announced Luke Brady (Moses), Liam Tamne (Ramses), Christine Allado (Tzipporah) and Alexia Khadime (Miriam) in the brand-new stage musical The Prince Of Egypt, running at London’s Dominion Theatre from 5 February to 12 September 2020, with press night on 25 February. 

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell), The Prince Of Egypt has a book by Philip LaZebnik (MulanPocahontas) and is based on the celebrated DreamWorks Animation film.

The musical features 10 new songs written by Schwartz, together with five of his acclaimed songs from the DreamWorks Animation film, including ‘Deliver Us’, ‘All I Ever Wanted’, ‘Through Heaven’s Eyes’ and the Academy Award-winning ‘When You Believe’.

The production is directed by Scott Schwartz with choreography by Sean Cheesman; set designs by Kevin Depinet; costume designs by Ann Hould-Ward; lighting design by Mike Billings; sound design by Gareth Owen; projection designs by Jon Driscoll; illusion designs by Chris Fisher; orchestrations by August Eriksmoen; musical supervision and arrangements by Dominick Amendum; musical direction by Dave Rose and casting by Jim Arnold CDG.

Bios

Joe Dixon (Seti) is an Associate Artist of the RSC where he has had leading roles in: Imperium I & II; The TempestThe Orphan of Zhao; Boris Godunov; Troilus and CressidaA Midsummer Night’s Dream; Love’s Labour’s Lost; Titus Andronicus; The Malcontent; The Island Princess; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Comedy of Errors and, as part of the Olivier Award-winning Jacobean Season, The Roman Actor. His many other stage credits include: A Winter’s Tale (National Theatre); The Bacchae (South Bank Centre) and, for Cheek By Jowl, As You Like It (Ian Charleson Award).

Debbie Kurup (Queen Tuya) is currently appearing in Blues in the Night (Kiln Theatre). Her numerous leading theatre credits include: Sweet Charity (Donmar Warehouse); Girl from the North Country (West End and The Old Vic); The Threepenny Opera (National Theatre); Chicago (West End); Anything Goes (Sheffield Theatres and national tour); Original West End cast of Sister ActRent (West End); Fame The Musical (national tour) and the original West End cast of The Bodyguard.

Gary Wilmot (Jethro), the much-loved actor, singer, comedian, impressionist and presenter, first came to prominence on the ITV show New Faces in 1978. Over the subsequent 40+ years, his prolific career has encompassed hundreds of television appearances and multiple acclaimed stage roles, including his debut in 1989 as Bill Snibson in Me and My Girl in the West End and his most recent performances in Dick Whittington and Snow White at the London Palladium. His many other leading stage credits include: Oklahoma! (national tour); Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang (London Palladium and national tour); Oliver!Chicago (national tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream and HMS Pinafore (both at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Carmen Jones (The Old Vic). Prior to The Prince Of Egyypt, Wilmot is making his National Theatre debut in Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – The Musical and will return to the London Palladium to star in Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Adam Pearce (Hotep) is currently playing Augustin Magaldi in Evita (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), directed by Jamie Lloyd. He played Max von Mayerling in the national tour of Sunset Boulevard. His many West End credits include: Les MisérablesSweeney ToddJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatEvita; and Love Never Dies. He made his National Theatre debut in The Light Princess.

Tanisha Spring (Nefertari) recently played Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors (Storyhouse). Her other credits include: Caroline, or Change (West End); Big Fish (The Other Palace); One Love – The Bob Marley Musical (Birmingham Rep); Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (West End) and the film Rocketman.

Silas Wyatt-Barke (Aaron) played Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub’s musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (Young Vic). His other credits include: As You Like It (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Rose Theatre Kingston); Alan Bennett’s Forty Years On (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Go-Between (West End); Dr Seuss’ The Lorax (The Old Vic and Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto) and Sunny Afternoon (West End).

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