West End Musical The Prince Of Egypt has been forced to cancel two weeks of performances after one person in the company tested positive for Covid-19.
A show spokesperson said it is ‘impossible to perform’ at London’s Dominion Theatre while all the infected person’s close contacts self isolate for ten days – in line with Government guidelines.
The show stressed that every other person in the cast and crew tested negative and no audience members came into contact with the infected person. It comes days after musical Hairspray cancelled all performances for 10 days after a production team member tested positive for coronavirus earlier this month.
The show is set to resume tomorrow – with Michael Ball and Les Dennis in starring roles – after producers followed ‘the strictest of protocols’.
The Prince Of Egypt reopened on July 1 with audience members spaced out across the theatre’s 2,000-plus seats.
Based on the 1998 animated film and the Book of Exodus, the musical – which stars Luke Brady, Liam Tamne, Christine Allado, Alexia Khadime and Debbie Kurup – is about the rivalry between Moses and Ramses.
A statement shared to the show’s Twitter page read: ‘In accordance with UK Government track and trace legislation, the producers have unfortunately had to suspend all performances of The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre up to and including Tuesday 20 July 2021.
‘The production’s Covid officers identified a single positive Covid case within the company and, while all other company members remain Covid-negative, the Government legislation is such that the close-contact workforce must now isolate for ten days rendering it impossible to perform the show.
‘Ticket buyers impacted by the cancellation of performances are being contacted by their point of purchase, via email, at the earliest opportunity.’