The writers have long been intrigued by the personality of Moses – a troubled, obsessive, impulsive, passionate, argumentative character, sometimes brutal, who never made it to the promised land. In time, the desperate and dramatic journey of this embattled leader came to seem like an obvious subject for a musical.
We have taken, and re-imagined, the untold part of the Exodus story – Moses’s struggle to assert his leadership and gain the people’s trust following exit from Egypt.
We have used modern idiom and rhyme/rap, combined with humour.
Pharaoh is a female mother-character, who has a complex relationship with Moses.