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The Prince of Egypt Tickets4.5/5 - based on 80 reviews
- Booking from: Friday, 1 January 2021
Booking until: Saturday, 4 September 2021
- Running time: 2 hours 38 minutes
About The Prince of Egypt
Suitable for a general audience and recommended for children 7+. Children under the age of 5 cannot be admitted.
Everyone attending the theatre must have a valid ticket regardless of age.
Please note that flashing lights (photosensitivity), haze, smoke, low fog effects, pyrotechnics, lasers, 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.
The Producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness, injury and statutory holiday entitlement.
- Booking from: Friday, 1 January 2021
Booking until: Saturday, 4 September 2021
- Running time: 2 hours 38 minutes
The Prince of Egypt description
If your children love The Prince of Egypt, the beautiful animated 1998 movie by DreamWorks, they'll be thrilled to bits to hear about this extraordinarily special event. DreamWorks Theatricals, a part of Universal Theatrical Group, along with Michael McCabe and Neil Laidlaw, have just announced a brand new musical based on the movie.
The stage show will, of course, feature the the Academy Award winning tune, 'When You Believe', a song fans have been singing since the movie was released. We bet you can't wait to see it on stage!
The fun kicks off at the Dominion Theatre on 5th February 2020, and there's going to be a glittering, star-studded London premiere on 25th February 2020. It's on stage for a limited run of just 32 weeks, and you can buy tickets from early summer 2019, proof – as if you needed it - that the show is predicted to sell like hot cakes.
The music and lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz, who worked on the massive smash hit Wicked, a show which almost ten million people have seen so far in London alone and 60 million globally. The book comes from Philip LaZebnik, whose involvement with Mulan and Pocahontas has delighted millions. The musical is directed by the excellent Scott Schwartz, of The Hunchback of Notre Dame fame, and beautifully choreographed by Sean Cheesman, who did wonderful things with the US telly talent show So You Think You Can Dance.
This epic new musical features ten new show tunes, all written by Stephen Schwartz, plus five of his best-loved songs from the DreamWorks Animation. You'll soon be singing along with Deliver Us, All I Ever Wanted and Through Heaven’s Eyes and more, as well as the award-winning When You Believe.
The plot? You'll travel through Ancient Egypt with a couple of young men, Moses and his adopted brother Rameses, the heir to the throne of Egypt. They've been raised together as brothers in a wealthy household but they're divided unexpectedly by a secret. One young man will become the Pharaoh, the other feels he must rise up and free the enslaved people. And their actions will change their world forever.
In 2018 The Prince of Egypt, the film, celebrated its 20th anniversary. It was praised widely by the critics and still holds the crown as one of the best-loved animations ever created. This epic new stage adaptation premiered at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and won the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award. It also raised the roof at the Fredericia Teater Denmark. Now it's our turn. We can't wait!
Next Performances for The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre
The Prince of Egypt reviews
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (79%)
Latest customer reviews
First thing to note, this is not the film brought to stage! If you are expecting a faithful reproduction, you might be disappointed. That said, the minimalist set and the actors were spectacular; the desert, fire, water, etc. effects using human bodies was fantastic and worth going for that alone. I found that the rear projection was good, but sometimes distracting. The songs were good, but really only getting to great when using the ones from the film version.
Reviewed on 27 March 2020 by Beth, Clareinch, South Africa
I did see the show. I asked for a refund considering the situation however it has been denied
Reviewed on 17 March 2020 by Sonia, London, United Kingdom
Loved every second of it, it was amazing! The effects, the lighting, the acting and the voices, oh my the voices!! Beautiful to say the least. I will defo see it again. Big congratulations to everyone involved they really put in a lot of effort and hard work. Hats off to all of you!
Reviewed on 14 March 2020 by Alexa, London, United Kingdom
The Prince of Egypt was amazing. The acting was superb and the singing by all the cast was out of this world. Initially we were a bit disappointed when we found out that the two male leads were being performed by the understudies but in truth both of their performances were superb and we wouldn’t have realised they were the understudies if we hadn’t been informed
Reviewed on 13 March 2020 by Shelagh, Ivybridge, United Kingdom
Music wonderful Singing fabulous Dancing spectacular which adds up to a wonderful show
Reviewed on 09 March 2020 by Rowland, Redbridge, United Kingdom
You must show this musical.
Reviewed on 08 March 2020 by Madhurika, Redhill, United Kingdom
A wonderful show - magnificent singing and use of the stage. Very impressive.
Reviewed on 08 March 2020 by Mary, Richmond, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 March 2020 by Giuseppe, Mitcham, United Kingdom
This has the potential to be amazing - but it's dogged with a million problems: totally unclear direction, loads of styles of theatre smushed into one, the original movie soundtrack songs still fantastic (and cast brilliant singers) but padded out with tons of filler ballads (dull, forgettable) Moses and Rameses are like American Idiot dudes, they change the Bible story at the end (questionable), show is hella long and the script is appalling. Cast do their best in the circumstances, well done to them, really impressive on that account. Otherwise, bit of a disaster, which is a shame.
Reviewed on 07 March 2020 by Jess, Chepstow, United Kingdom
With such a huge (and very good) cast and an epic story, score and songs like the ones they from the original animated feature, this musical version of “the prince of Egypt” should have been 10 times better than what we got. The cast (especially the women in it) is truly amazing and their first opening number (Deliver us) was really breathtaking. However it’s pretty much all downhill from there as the cast is let down by the rather flat direction and unimaginative choreography and set design: repetitive, underwear king and certainly not convey the scale and the epic feel of the story. The script itself doesn’t allow for any intimate moments and even the scenes which should be moving come across as a bit flat (the deaths of the first born children). It all lightens up once a rendition of a beautifully sung“when you believe” finally comes up, but by that time you’re already floating in boredom-land... even when sitting in the third row like I was. A great shame because a cast like the one I’ve just seen deserved a lot more.
Reviewed on 07 March 2020 by Andrea, London, United Kingdom
Loved the show so much! It wasn't as comical as the cartoon version but songs were good, and actors were amazing. The plot wasn't changed that much, and the adaptation seriously fits the stage perfectly. The lighting and set was creative- wasn't sure how they'd make the parting of the sea-part of the show but how they did it made perfectly sense. Can't give enough praise to the magnificent leads of the show and how their voices fit together. Overall an emotional experience, which made me focused on the show from start to finish.
Reviewed on 06 March 2020 by Evgenia, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 05 March 2020 by Noa, London, United Kingdom
I have seen numerous shows in London in the last 12 months and this was one of the best - better than I had expected it to be
Reviewed on 05 March 2020 by Carol, Rotherhithe, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 05 March 2020 by Tracy, Central, Hong Kong
I was a little bit unsure what to expect, but I can tell you I was impressed for start to finish... what a brilliant show.. not too be missed. The songs were very emotional creating a great sense of enjoyment in the telling of this story. Theatre at its best.
Reviewed on 05 March 2020 by Lekraj, London, United Kingdom
Fantastic show, such creativity and all the actors were brilliant, they used all the songs from the movie and the stage the set up the special effects were nothing short of mesmerising. The music... Their voices... I could watch this show again and again
Reviewed on 05 March 2020 by Saara, West Hendon, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 04 March 2020 by Sigalit, Modiin, Israel
Reviewed on 04 March 2020 by Sarah, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 04 March 2020 by Sarah, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 04 March 2020 by Sarah, Sheffield, United Kingdom
good family not the best disney play, after party very good in the british museum in the ancient egypt part wicked
Reviewed on 04 March 2020 by Stephen, Surrey, United Kingdom
I have a feeling that the new scores written to fill out the 2,5 hour-show will never be sang by anyone like the original scores. They are not catchy and sometimes not even passing to the scenes (even though they were co-created by the original songwriter). The original songs still give you goosebumps every time you hear them, only to be cooled down by the dull ‘filler’ songs. The personal drama of Moses is very reminiscent of the dramas of Jesus and Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (gotta serve that cruel god). Nevertheless, the choreography was excellent, and so were the actors’ singing performances. The story was a bit twisted at the end, but it can still be appreciated and enjoyed.
Reviewed on 04 March 2020 by Huba, London, United Kingdom
A fantastic production. Great lead singers and lovely harmonies. The set and lighting were imaginatively done. A lovely show.
Reviewed on 01 March 2020 by Kate, Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 01 March 2020 by Carol, Brandsby, United Kingdom
Absolutely amazing, captivated the audience with the story, filled in the blacks that were missing from the animated film while making it their own. Music, costumes and lighting were very effective. Stage performance out of this world. Truly fire.
Reviewed on 29 February 2020 by William, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 February 2020 by Amy, Cranbrook, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 February 2020 by Kate, Strasbourg, France
the show was extreme entertaining,the singing was excellent,the acting was spot on. It was an all round show to see.
Reviewed on 28 February 2020 by Stephen, Canvey Island, United Kingdom
I thought the costumes, music and the over all performances were fantastic. This musical is for everyone so just enjoy the wonderful experience.
Reviewed on 28 February 2020 by Amy, Folkestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 27 February 2020 by Gerard, Tervuren, Belgium
Reviewed on 27 February 2020 by Samara, London, United Kingdom
An amazing entertaining inspiring show thoroughly recommend it
Reviewed on 27 February 2020 by Ruth, Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 27 February 2020 by Patricia, Grays Essex, United Kingdom
In 35 years of west end theatre going I have only ever walked out of 1 show. Until tonight! The great songs from the animated movie have been diminished by the extra, unmemorable, tedious rubbish written for this lacklustre production. The set was minimal, a mystery for such a large stage suited to extravagance. Projections were used in abundance, yet added little. The story was told clumsily and the choreography was obvious and unexciting. I felt sorry for a cast, who I know have great talent, but were let down by every other aspect of this venture. I loved Wicked, having seen it both on Broadway and the West End. This is no Wicked.
Reviewed on 25 February 2020 by Malcolm, London, United Kingdom
It's hard to live to a masterpiece like 'The Prince of Egypt', and this musical somewhat didn't manage. First of all the music. The original songs are so much better than the new ones, that you can instinctively notice the difference. The set is also very simplistic, and apart from blocks constantly being placed on stage, nothing really changes. The worst part for me tough was the choice of cast and most of the costumes. I find little effort was done to re-create a realistic effect, something which e.g. is achieved in the Lion King. So all in all is enjoyable, but considering the grandiosity of the movie, I really expected something far better.
Reviewed on 24 February 2020 by Erik, Marsascala, Malta
Reviewed on 23 February 2020 by Jenny, Claygate, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 23 February 2020 by Gaenor, Barnet, United Kingdom
Great performance with toe tapping songs.Great visuals and staging.
Reviewed on 22 February 2020 by Sarah, Banbury, United Kingdom
I really liked the choreography as well as the singing. Those two items made the show well worth while seeing.
Reviewed on 22 February 2020 by Barry, Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 February 2020 by Andrea, Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed on 21 February 2020 by Nawee, Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed on 21 February 2020 by Christopher, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 February 2020 by Yolanda, London, United Kingdom
Fantastic vocals from all of the cast. Deeply moving in places.
Reviewed on 20 February 2020 by Sharon, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
A creative and politically correct production. Singing was incredible and my daughter was impressed by their voice control. Dominion is a small theatre and the lighting was used to create the backdrop and the dancers provided the prop. Modern take on the costumes (which I didn't like and am not sure they are Egyptian?).
Reviewed on 20 February 2020 by Jennifer, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 February 2020 by Eva, Weybridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 February 2020 by Philip, Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 February 2020 by Nadja, Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed on 18 February 2020 by Mayur, Watford, United Kingdom
From the first note played the show was enthralling and a joy to watch such theatrical skill and creativity
Reviewed on 18 February 2020 by Malcolm, Stornoway, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 16 February 2020 by Stephen, Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 16 February 2020 by Kaisha, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 15 February 2020 by Sandra, Ashford, United Kingdom
The show was amazingly done. Some wof the dance gymnastics was just awesome.. A little too long but definitely worth a watch!
Reviewed on 15 February 2020 by Suchitra, Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
What should be a spectacular show was very disappointing. It was too rushed, too corny, only the original songs were needed, new songs very poor and totally forgettable, lyrics very poor. Quite amateurish at times story disjointed and the soldier scene at the end was laughable . Good performance and beautiful voices from Christine Allado and Alexia Khadime. Luke Brady did well however Liam Tame didn’t compliment one another when singing together,very shrill and harsh. Nothing against Gary Wilmitt but one of the best songs in the show needed depth and a strong voice. Hard to beat Brian Stokes Mitchel but there are far suited actors and singers out there. Also from where we were sat we could see the backstage activity. Stephen you should have stayed with the original songs and kept it serious giving us depth and soul. As theatre goers please give us credit, do not turn it into a pantomime this is a wonderful story that could be an emotional journey
Reviewed on 15 February 2020 by Deborah, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 February 2020 by Kamal, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 13 February 2020 by Sonal, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 09 February 2020 by Elizabeth, Mallow Co Cork, Ireland
Phenomenal cast, choreography was superb. Seemless transitions and creative staging.
Reviewed on 09 February 2020 by Rosemary, Newbury, United Kingdom
The cast and whole ensemble were fab. The set very effective and contemporary dancing very good. The new songs a little forgettable. The show very much true to the film animation about moses and ramses relationship.
Reviewed on 09 February 2020 by Helen, Rhondda, United Kingdom
My friend and I throughly enjoyed the show. The singing and harmonies were brilliant, and some of the scenes, such as the chariot race, the burning bush and the river were fantastically creative.
Reviewed on 09 February 2020 by Avril, Ipswich, United Kingdom
We were blown away by the outstanding singers in the lead roles; the simplicity, yet dramatic staging and the overall storytelling of this show. Well worth seeing! We would highly recommend it.
Reviewed on 08 February 2020 by Christine, Wigan, United Kingdom
The only disappointing thing was that there were only 3 really good singers, the others were mediocre. ☹️
Reviewed on 07 February 2020 by Anne, Wimbledon, United Kingdom
Brilliant from beginning to end. Must see
Reviewed on 06 February 2020 by Renan, London, United Kingdom
An amazing, spectacular performance.
Reviewed on 06 February 2020 by Martin, Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 06 February 2020 by Chong Peng, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Great music and songs. Dancing and singing were good but acting was terrible. Set design and costumes very good. Running time was far too long, could easily have been at least 30 minutes shorter. Second act much better than the first.
Reviewed on 05 February 2020 by Mark, Harrow, United Kingdom
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT 27th April to 31st October 2020
by London Box Office | Monday, March 30 2020, 15:12
Since Monday 16 March, all performances of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT have been suspended. In line with the SOLT directive of Friday 20March, all performances for THE PRINCE OF EGYPT were cancelled up to Saturday 25 April.THE PRINCE OF EGYPT 27th April to 31st October 2020
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Opens at The Dominion Theatre This Week
by Josephine Balfour-Oatts | Monday, February 3 2020, 15:10
Everything you need to know ahead of The Prince of Egypt's opening night this week.THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Opens at The Dominion Theatre This Week