Award winning film-maker Gary Sinyor will direct his first play NotMoses.
The production will open at the Arts Theatre on 15th March (previews from 10th March) for a limited run to 14th Mary 2016. Design is by Carla Goodman with lighting by Humphrey McDermott. Casting and the full production team will be announced shortly.
Set in Ancient Egypt, NotMoses is 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 baby, Moses. NotMoses grows up a disgruntled slave whilst Prince Moses studies accountancy at Pharaoh’s court. When both men are forced to flee into the Sinai desert, they make kebabs on the burning bush before the Good Lord himself orders them to lead the Jews out of bondage and into a land full of cows and bees.
Eventually, it’s the alluring Miriam – a woman! – who leads the Exodus. NotMoses is an important work that answers the question that has troubled mankind throughout the ages: Does oral sex constitute adultery? Destined to end up in a drawer in every hotel room in the world, there’s only one play in town where you can experience the wonder of the ten plagues (even if they are mainly offstage).
After graduating from the National Film and Television School with BAFTA nominated The Unkindest Cut, Gary Sinyorwas commissioned by Python star Eric Idle to write Leon the Pig Farmer. Sinyor went on to win the Venice International Film Festival’s Critics Choice Award and the Evening Standard Award for Best Newcomer.
Sinyor has written, directed or produced numerous feature films including United We Fall with Jack Donnelly, Retreat, In Your Dreams, Bob The Butler with Tom Green and Brooke Shields, The Bachelor with Renee Zellweger, Stiff Upper Lipswith Peter Ustinov and Prunella Scales, Solitaire for 2 with Maryam D’Abo and Jason Isaacs as well as Leon The Pig Farmer with Brian Glover. Last year he directed and produced the improvised mockumentary United We Fall about a group of failed footballers. He has written The Unseen a unique psychological thriller and a US based high concept wedding comedy Something Blue.