Clive Rowe to Star as Jethro in The Prince of Egypt
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, the hit musical based on the classic DreamWorks Animation film, is delighted to announce that Olivier Award-winner and ‘Tracy Beaker’ star Clive Rowe will join the company as ‘Jethro’ for a limited engagement from Thursday 1 July to Saturday 16 October 2021.
“A huge popular hit” (LBC), the Grammy® Award nominated musical will resume performances at London’s Dominion Theatre on Thursday 1 July 2021 with tickets on sale until Saturday 8 January 2022. Performances between Thursday 1 July and Saturday 4 September 2021 are currently expected to take place under UK Government Step 3 protocols (social distancing).
From his celebrated debut performance as ‘Mr Snow’ in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Carousel to his Olivier Award-winning performance as ‘Nicely-Nicely Johnson’ in Richard Eyre’s revival of Guys and Dolls, Clive Rowe is one of the UK’s most prolific and popular stage actors. He has also been an enduring presence on children’s television for the past two decades with his many starring roles including four seasons as ‘Norman “Duke” Ellington’ in Jacqueline Wilson’s award-winning The Story of Tracy Beaker (CBBC); two seasons as ‘Mayor Doyle’ in The Evermoor Chronicles (Disney Channel) and four seasons as ‘Mr Salford’ in So Awkward (CBBC). His additional television and film appearances include ‘David Palmer’ in the comedy The Kennedys (BBC); ‘Clifford "Shrek" Beale’ in All The Small Things (BBC); ‘Morvin Van Hoff’ in Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned (BBC), with David Tennant and Kylie Minogue, and ‘Cuisinier’ in Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast. Clive is a patron of the Hackney Empire, where he has made countless acclaimed pantomime performances. He was awarded an MBE in 2017.
“This lavish stage adaptation” (The Guardian) features a cast and orchestra of almost 60 artists and Stephen Schwartz’s acclaimed score includes his Academy Award®-winning song When You Believe, which was a global hit for Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, and the “spine-tingling” (Time Out) Deliver Us. The Original Cast Recording, released by Ghostlight Records, received a 2021 Grammy® Award nomination for `Best Musical Theatre Album’.
Stephen Schwartz’s enduringly popular musical Godspell will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on Monday(17 May 2021).He was 23 when it premiered at New York’s Cherry Lane Theatre in 1971.
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.
The cast of 43 is led by: Luke Brady (Moses), Liam Tamne (Ramses), Christine Allado (Tzipporah), Alexia Khadime (Miriam), Joe Dixon (Seti), Debbie Kurup (Tuya), Clive Rowe (Jethro), Mercedesz Csampai (Yocheved), Adam Pearce (Hotep), Tanisha Spring (Nefertari) and Silas Wyatt-Barke (Aaron).
Cast subject to change.
The Prince of Egypt has music and lyrics by multi-Grammy® and Academy Award®-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), a book by Philip LaZebnik (Mulan, Pocahontas) and features 10 brand new songs written by Stephen Schwartz together with 5 of his beloved songs from the DreamWorks Animation film (When You Believe, Deliver Us, All I Ever Wanted, Through Heaven’s Eyes and The Plagues).
The Prince of Egypt 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 CDG and children’s casting by Verity Naughton CDG.
The Prince of Egypt is produced by DreamWorks Theatricals (a division of Universal Theatrical Group), Michael McCabe and Neil Laidlaw together with John Gore, Tom Smedes and Peter Stern, Ramin Sabi, The Araca Group, James L. Nederlander and Michael Park.
A milestone in cinematic achievement, the classic DreamWorks Animation film has been captivating audiences across the world for more than two decades. It has been hailed as “one of the greatest animated films of all time” (Evening Standard) and “a stunning film” (The Guardian).