The search is on for a boy or girl to star in the West End as the teenage Jesus. The play is NotMoses, an irreverent comedy set in Ancient Egypt which opens at the Arts Theatre in March next year. Director Gary Sinyor who made the hit film Leon the Pig Farmer, is looking for a boy or girl with a strong comedy voice. Auditions for teenagers aged 12-15 years will be held at the Arts Theatre on 10th January 2016 with registration at 10am.
Gary Sinyor said: “It’s irrelevant to me what sex, religion – or lack of religion – the applicant is. Whoever is funniest will have their voice recorded in conversation with God and that will be played back for the whole run.”
NotMoses previews at the Arts Theatre from 10 March 2016, with press night on 15th March and is booking to 14th May 2016.
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).
NotMoses is designed by Carla Goodman with lighting by Humphrey McDermott and 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: 10 March – 14 May 2016
Press night: 15 March 2016 at 7pm
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm
Prices: £19.50, £29.50, £39.50, £49.50, plus booking fee (no booking fee in person at Box Office).
Box Office: 0207 836 8463