As rehearsal begin, Monday 15 February 2016, for NotMoses, Gary Sinyor’s first play which he also directs, the final casting and full creative team are announced. NotMoses begins previews at the Arts Theatre on 10 March 2016.
NotMoses is the story of a crying baby who is plucked from his basket by a Princess only to be dumped back in the Nile when she sees a nicer baby.
Danielle Bird will play Miriam and joins the previously announced, Antonia Davies as Aviva, Dana Haqjoo as Pharaoh, Greg Barnett as NotMoses, Jasmine Hyde as the Princess, Joe Morrow as Feripoti, Thomas Nelstrop as Moses, Niv Petel as Rameses and Leon Stewart plays the Rabbi. Thirteen year old Izzy Lee from Barnet and twelve year old Theo Mackenziefrom Kensington will alternate performing the voice of the Son of God.
Designs are by Carla Goodman with lighting by Humphrey McDermott, sound by Luke Swaffield and music by Erran Baron Cohen.
Set in Ancient Egypt, NotMoses is the story of a crying baby who is plucked from his basket by a Princess only to be dumped back in the Nile when she sees a nicer baby, Moses. NotMoses grows up a disgruntled slave whilst Prince Moses studies accountancy at Pharaoh’s court. When both men are forced to flee into the Sinai desert, they make kebabs on the burning bush before the Good Lord himself orders them to lead the Jews out of bondage and into a land full of cows and bees. Eventually, it’s the alluring Miriam – a woman! – who leads the Exodus. NotMoses is an important work that answers the question that has troubled mankind throughout the ages: Does oral sex constitute adultery? Destined to end up in a drawer in every hotel room in the world, there’s only one play in town where you can experience the wonder of the ten plagues (even if they are mainly offstage).