Award-winning filmmaker Gary Sinyor will make his playwriting debut at London’s Arts Theatre next year with the world premiere of Ancient Egypt-set comedy NotMoses.
The writer, director and producer behind the critically acclaimed film Leon The Pig Farmer will present his first ever stage work from 10 March (press night 15 March) to 14 May.
Described as “A comedy of biblical proportions”, NotMoses tells 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 little offering: Moses.
The rejected NotMoses grows up to be a disgruntled slave, while Prince Moses studies accountancy at Phaoroh’s court. Then both men are force to flee into the Sinai desert, where they make kebabs on the burning bush and the Good Lord himself orders them to lead the Jews out of bondage and into a land full of cows and bees.
Sinyor, who also directs the production, is joined in the show’s creative team by designer Carla Goodman and lighting designer Humphrey McDermott.
NotMoses will open at the Arts Theatre following an eclectic range of productions including tribute show The Blues Brothers Xmas Special, festive feast A Christmas Carol and Ruby Wax’s one-woman show Sane New World.