The story that changed the world.
Experience the epic emotion, soaring music and breathtaking dance of the “massive new stage show” (Time Out) from multi Grammy® and Academy Award®-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell).
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.
With a huge cast and orchestra of 60 artists, this “truly phenomenal production” (BBC London) is based on the classic DreamWorks Animation film and features the international best-selling, Academy Award®-winning song When You Believe.Download Full Synopsis
Please note that flashing lights (photosensitivity), haze, smoke, pyrotechnics, live flame and the portrayal of violence are featured on stage; loud sound effects can be heard throughout the auditorium and performers move through the auditorium Stalls.
Did you know…
The Prince of Egypt is based on the award-winning 1998 DreamWorks Animation film which captivated audiences across the world and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018. Acclaimed as “one of the greatest animated films of all time” (Evening Standard) and “a brilliant film” (The Guardian), it remains one of the most beloved animated feature films of all time.
DreamWorks Animation is recognised across the globe as a leader in quality family entertainment thanks to films including ‘Skrek’; ‘How To Train Your Dragon’; ‘Trolls’; ‘Kung-Fu Panda’; ‘Madagascar’ and ‘The Boss Baby’ and the television series ‘Trollhunters’; ‘Sprit Riding Free’ and ‘All Hail King Julien’.
Featuring a huge company of almost 60 artists, The Prince of Egypt is one of the biggest musicals ever staged. Live fire effects, illusions, pyrotechnics and performer flying, together with state-of-the-art projections, video and sound designs, are all utilised to deliver the theatrical spectacle.
Delivering each performance of The Prince of Egypt involves more than 100 people backstage, including Stage Managers, automation operators, crew, dressers, costume and wig supervisors.
More than 50 makers, milliners and sewers were involved in producing over 1000 individual costumes, headdresses, items of jewellery, pairs of shoes and wigs.
As well as multiple contemporary instruments, The Prince of Egypt orchestra features nine ancient Middle Eastern instruments with origins dating back thousands of years, including a Bouzouki, Doumbek and Oud.
The Prince of Egypt features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (‘Wicked’, ‘Godspell’, ‘Pippin’) and a book by Philip LaZebnik (‘Mulan’, ‘Pocahontas’). They collaborated on the film of The Prince of Egypt.
The Prince of Egypt features 5 of Stephen Schwartz’s acclaimed songs from the DreamWorks Animation film (‘Deliver Us’, ‘All I Ever Wanted’, ‘Through Heaven’s Eyes’, ‘The Plagues’ and ‘When You Believe’) together with 10 brand new songs.