The Prince of Egypt

The Prince of Egypt

2.7 (13) · Musicals

There can be miracles when you believe

Overview

Experience the epic emotion and soaring music of The Prince of Egypt, the extraordinary new musical from three-time Academy Award®-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked).

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.

Based on the acclaimed DreamWorks Animation film, and featuring the Academy Award®-winning, chart-topping song ‘When You Believe’, The Prince of Egypt is an exhilarating, powerful and joyous celebration of belief and the human spirit.

The Prince of Egypt is produced by DreamWorks Theatricals (a division of Universal Theatrical Group), Michael McCabe and Neil Laidlaw.

Critic reviews

Babylon goes to Vegas but loses its stardust

The Guardian

Moses' story told in good faith and with blistering bible-belters

The Telegraph

Inconsistent stage adaptation of the animated film that boasts a great score by Stephen Schwartz but lacks atmosphere and magic

The Stage

It may not work miracles, but as a stage version of an animated classic, The Prince of Egypt delivers in spades

WhatsOnStage

Two men's internal struggles overshadow beefed-up musical

Evening Standard

Little imagination in the telling of the production

London Theatre

The songs are sublime in Stephen Schwartz’s adaptation of his Biblical cartoon, but the rest is a muddle

Time Out

This mammoth stage adaptation is more splashy than spiritual

The Arts Desk

This new stage adaptation unfortunately defies little other than the audience's patience

Broadway World

There are moments in The Prince of Egypt which are truly stunning, but there are just as many that fall flat

Theatre Weekly

An earnest, delightful mess

Exeunt

It’s only fair to report that the audience around me seemed entirely satisfied and were very enthusiastic with their whoops

London Box Office

Explosive dancing, clever magic tricks, great costumes, brilliant use of video backdrop, stunning special effects and faultless voices

Musical Theatre Review

Struggles to deliver any miracles of its own

The Upcoming

A confused story, poor performances and mediocre songs – THE PRINCE OF EGYPT is extremely disappointing

West End Wilma

While newcomers will know no different, I fear fans of the film will be left wanting to return to the animation

A Younger Theatre

The most memorable element of the show is Sean Cheesman’s fantastic choreography

Londonist

Date & time

Until 04 Sep
Mon 2 Nov - Sat 2 Feb, 2.30pm & 7.30pm*

*Whilst we await further Government advice, sales until Saturday 31 October have been suspended.

Venue

268-269 Tottenham Court Road W1T 7AQ London, UK · Get Directions
2.7
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