Discover our story …

In a sentence, how would you describe the work?

We’ve used music, humour, rhythm and rhyme to create an offbeat, political reworking of a lesser-known part of the Exodus story.


When and where is the story set?

In ancient Egypt. The story takes place in a desert – and other locations where Zipporah, Moses’s wife, takes us, including the seashore, a royal Egyptian tomb and Pharaoh’s palace.


How long does it last?

Currently, around 1h 10m.


How small is the cast?

Four main characters plus a small ensemble.


Is this a musical?

Yes. The piece is entirely “musicalized” (i.e., sung or spoken with music underscored).


What is the musical style?

Epic musical theatre meets 21st century spoken word. So we have been told!


What question does the work ask?

Once the statues have been toppled, how does a liberator achieve real freedom and avoid becoming another pharaoh?


What else have people told you that the work is about?

  • Politics and the messy reality of political change.
  • Whether people can ever accept elitist outsiders.
  • How power can easily evolve into corruption.
  • Can liberators avoid becoming dictators?
  • Different leadership styles.
  • Brexit and new beginnings.
  • How does a generation of unrest sort itself out?
  • Belief. People’s reluctance to believe in the evidence before them. And in themselves.
  • Words. Why do some versions of history travel down the generations but others don’t?

Whoa, isn't this all way to earnest?

No. And you wouldn’t ask if you’d met Zipporah.


Any biblical cliches?

Sorry, no.


Is it fun?

So fun.


Where have you got to?

Thought you’d never ask! We have a working script and score, which has been refined following initial dramaturgical and musical director input as well as workshops with musical theatre actors. We’ve made some demo recordings with sample orchestrations.


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