Today (Sunday 10th January 2016) young hopefuls auditioned to become the voice of the Son of God in the world premiere of NotMoses a new play by Gary Sinyor which will receive its world premiere in March at the Arts Theatre. An irreverent comedy set in Ancient Egypt, NotMoses previews from 10th March 2016, with press night on 15th March and is booking to 14th May 2016.
Producer Julian Stoneman and Playwright/Director Gary Sinyor met with the aspiring teenagers who registered for auditions at the Arts Theatre from 10am.
Gary Sinyor said: “We were genuinely thrilled to have met with so many aspiring young teenagers who clearly have great comic talent. It was particularly heart warming to see so many kids from such diverse backgrounds turn up to audition, all of whom were buzzing off each other’s excitement which created a fantastic atmosphere. We now have a very hard decision to make!”
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