Clive Rowe joins cast of West End musical The Prince of Egypt

Last Updated on 18 May 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team

The Prince of Egypt returns to London’s Dominion Theatre in July with award-winning actor Clive Rowe added to the cast

Clive Rowe The Prince of Egypt
Clive Rowe. Production photo: Tristram-Kenton

Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe is to join the cast of musical The Prince of Egypt when it returns to London’s Dominion Theatre on 1 July.

He will play Jethro, the father of Tzipporah and the high priest of Midian, for a limited engagement from 1 July to 16 October 2021. The part was previously played by Gary Wilmot who is now starring in Anything Goes at London’s Barbican Theatre this summer.

The musical, based on the DreamWorks Animation film of the same name, originally opened at the Dominion Theatre in February 2020 – only weeks before the first lockdown. It is now booking until 8 January 2022.

Rowe joins Luke Brady as Moses, Liam Tamne as Ramses, Christine Allado as Tzipporah, Alexia Khadime as Miriam, Joe Dixon as Seti, Debbie Kurup as Tuya, Mercedesz Csampai as Yocheved, Adam Pearce as Hotep, Tanisha Spring as Nefertari and Silas Wyatt-Barke as Aaron.

The cast also includes Simbi Akande, Casey Al-Shaqsy, Joe Atkinson, Danny Becker, Felipe Bejarano, Pàje Campbell, Adam Filipe, Soophia Foroughi, Natalie Green, Jack Harrison-Cooper, Rachael Ireson, Kalene Jeans, Christian Knight, Jessica Lee, Oliver Lidert, Jay Marsh, Scott Maurice, Carly Miles, Sam Oladeinde, Alice Readie, Christopher Short, Molly Smith, Ricardo Walker, Danny Williams, Niko Wirachman and Sasha Woodward.

Rowe’s many stage roles have included Mr Snow in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Carousel and an Olivier Award-winning performance as Nicely Nicely Johnson in Richard Eyre’s revival of Guys and Dolls as well as a legendary dame at Hackney Empire’s pantomimes. His extensive TV work include four series of The Story of Tracy Beaker on CBBC.

The Prince of Egypt has music and lyrics by multi-Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz, whose other musicals include Wicked, Pippin and Godspell, and a book by Philip LaZebnik, whose films include Mulan and Pocahontas. It features 10 new songs written by Schwartz together with five from the DreamWorks Animation film: “When You Believe”, “Deliver Us”, “All I Ever Wanted”, “Through Heaven’s Eyes” and “The Plagues”.

It 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, illusions by Chris Fisher, wigs, hair and makeup design by Campbell Young Associates, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, musical supervision and arrangements by Dominick Amendum, musical direction by Dave Rose, casting by Jim Arnold and children’s casting by Verity Naughton.

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