Award winning film-maker Gary Sinyor has written and will direct his first play, NotMoses, previewing at the Arts Theatre from 10th March 2016, with press night on 15th March 2016. NotMoses is designed by Carla Goodman with lighting by Humphrey McDermott.
Tickets for this ten week limited run go on sale today (27th November 2015) with booking to 14th May 2016. Casting and the full production team will be announced shortly.
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).
After graduating from the National Film and Television School with BAFTA nominated The Unkindest Cut, Gary Sinyor was commissioned by Python star Eric Idle to write Leon the Pig Farmer. Sinyor went on to win the Venice International Film Festival’s Critics Choice Award and the Evening Standard Award for Best Newcomer.
Sinyor has written, directed or produced numerous feature films including United We Fall with Jack Donnelly, Retreat, In Your Dreams, Bob The Butler with Tom Green and Brooke Shields, The Bachelor with Renee Zellweger, Stiff Upper Lips with Peter Ustinov and Prunella Scales, Solitaire for 2 with Maryam D’Abo and Jason Isaacs as well as Leon The Pig Farmer with Brian Glover. Last year he directed and produced the improvised mockumentary United We Fall about a group of failed footballers. He has written The Unseen a unique psychological thriller and a US based high concept wedding comedy Something Blue.
NotMoses is produced in the West End by Magnet Productions Limited, with Julian Stoneman for MPSI Ltd.
Theatre: Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JB
Dates: 10th March – 14th May 2016
Press night: 15 March 2016 at 7pm
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm