On Sunday 10th January 2016 thirteen year old Izzy Lee from Barnet and twelve year old Theo Mackenzie, from Kensington were amongst the young hopefuls who auditioned to become the voice of the Son of God in the world premiere of NotMoses, a new play by Gary Sinyor.
Izzy and Theo have now received the news that they had been chosen to have their voices recorded as the Son of God for this world premiere opening at the Arts Theatre in the West End.
An irreverent comedy set in Ancient Egypt, NotMoses begins previews on 10 March 2016, with press night on 15th March and is booking to 14th May 2016.
Gary Sinyor said: “We were genuinely thrilled to have met with so many aspiring young teenagers who clearly have great comic talent. Both Izzy and Theo stood out from the crowd with their fantastic delivery and I couldn’t choose between them so we’re going to alternate from performance to performance. We look forward to welcoming Izzy and Theo into the recording studio soon.”
Izzy Lee said: “I am so excited to be in NotMoses and can’t wait to meet the company. It is going to be a great show and I’m thrilled to have been chosen to play the female voice of Jesus. I can’t wait to tell my friends – a lot of them are feminists, so this will further liven up our ongoing debates in R.S!”
Theo Mackenzie said: “I am delighted to get the part! Sunday was really fun and I look forward to working with Gary and the cast. I found out when mum came back early from work, which is unheard of! For the fifteen minutes after she told me, I was absolutely ecstatic! I can’t wait for the opening night and all my friends and family coming to the show.”
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