About the showCelebrated French musical Notre Dame de Paris returns to London’s West End to play a strictly limited seven performances at the London Coliseum. Originally premiering at the Palais de Congrès in 1998, the production as since sold-out venues around the world, achieving international success.
Adapted from Victor Hugo’s classic 1831 novel, Notre Dame de Paris is the well-known story of hunchbacked bell-ringer Quasimodo, who harbours a tragic love for the mysterious and beautiful gypsy Esmerelda. A sung-through piece with over 50 musical numbers, the production includes songs such as “Belle” and “Home in the Sky”.
Notre Dame de Paris has received multiple stage and screen adaptations over the years, including the 1996 Disney film. After its first opening, the musical was commended by the Guinness Book of World Records for record-breaking success as a musical.
With international acclaim from audiences and critics alike, the extravagant show features a large ensemble of singers, dancers and acrobats to tell the famous story. Produced by Nicolas Talar, the production is composed by Richard Cocciante, with lyrics by Luc Plamondon. The stunning ENO Orchestra plays live with Matthew Brind conducting.
Principal cast members of the world tour reprise their roles for the London run. That includes Angelo Del Vecchio as Quasimodo, Hiba Tawaji as Esmeralda and Daniel Lavoie as Frollo. Richard Charest takes on the part of Gringoire, Alyzée Lalande and Idesse both play Fleur-de-Lys, Martin Giroux plays Phœbus and Jay owns the role of Clopin.
The rest of the cast comprises acrobats Nathan Jones, Abdel Kader Diop, Jonathan Gajdane, Samuele Poddi and Alberto Poli and break dancers Alex Besnier and Pasquale Fortunato. It includes singers Florian Robert, Elhaida Dani, Julien Mior, Rodrigue Galio and Roland Julienne as well as dancers Wilfried Bernard, Domenico Ausilio, Giulia Barbone, Luca Calzolaro, Gianluca Falvo, Giuseppe Marino, Julie Vlieghe, Marta Marino, Joane Nabonne, Emanuele Pironti, Alexandre Lacoste, Anaïs Replumaz, Martina Ronchetti and Roberta Zegretti.
A thrilling spectacle that comes to London after achieving success in over 23 countries worldwide, the musical arrives in the West End to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Playing a strictly limited season, Notre Dame de Paris runs from January 23rd to January 27th 2019.
Please note that the production will be performed in French with English surtitles.
Who Should See It?Those who love the classic tale of the Hunchback of Notre Dame will love this dramatic interpretation, which has achieved international success.
Notre Dame de Paris may not be suitable for young children. Under 6s will not be admitted.