Our West End Show Reviews: The Prince of Egypt and The Magic Goes Wrong
At European Study Tours we think it is important our staff have first-hand experience of our range of shows so that we’re always able to give you our best recommendations and expert advice.
Lynsey and Sarah had the pleasure of seeing the emotional epic THE PRINCE OF EGYPT at the Dominion Theatre. While another member of our team, Clare, went to see the MAGIC GOES WRONG at the VAUDEVILLE THATRE. Here’s what they had to say.
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT takes you on a journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, raised together as brothers in a kingdom of privilege, find themselves suddenly divided by a secret past. One must rule as Pharaoh, the other must rise up and free his true people; both face a destiny that will change history forever.
Sarah and I had the opportunity to attend a preview screening of the Prince of Egypt on Monday, 17th February at the Dominion Theatre. We both absolutely loved the show, which is based on the Egyptian Princes Ramesses and his brother Moses and Moses’ destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.
Our best bit was the lead and ensemble rendition of When You Believe, along with the beautiful staging throughout and special effects, transporting us back to ancient Egypt.
The Prince of Egypt is my new first choice option for our groups. It’s a fabulous production, beautifully sung and performed throughout. A real class act. The location of the theatre on Tottenham Court Road gives our groups options for pre theatre dinner, a short walk from Piccadilly Circus. – Lynsey, Sales Team Leader
MAGIC GOES WRONG is a comedy play created by Penn & Teller. It’s one of a series of plays following ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’. It can be seen at the VAUDEVILLE THEATRE, a small intimate venue.
Essentially there is no plot, we are invited to watch a group of hapless magicians perform a ‘Charity fundraiser event’ in which every trick goes wrong, and whilst the tricks go wrong we think that we are being shown the secret of how the trick is made, only for them to take it a step further and wow us with the Magic. The characters are a pastiche of all the well-known magicians, which makes it funnier. The ‘comedy’ is almost juvenile, and at points silly, however all the audience laughed and groaned in the right places!
I think students aged 14-16 would find it enjoyable, although there are moments of caution (when a man loses his clothes and when someone was cut in half as part of the act!)
The play might not be to everyone’s taste, but the students would probably love it. – Clare, Tour Consultant
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