Twenty years after its Parisian debut, the acclaimed French musical Notre Dame de Paris will play a limited run at London’s Coliseum Theatre.
Based upon Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel, the musical tells the story of the hunchbacked cathedral bell-ringer, Quasimodo, and his tragic love for the gypsy, Esmeralda.
Composed by Richard Cocciante with lyrics by Luc Plamondon, the production will be performed in French with English surtitles and a live orchestra.
The cast includes an international ensemble of singers, dancers and acrobats.
Producer Nicolas Talar says: “It gives me great excitement to bring this classic tale to the London stage. Almost two centuries after the novel captured imaginations, we have now been fortunate enough to share this extraordinary story to audiences worldwide for two decades.”
An English language version of Notre Dame de Paris ran for 18 months at the Dominion Theatre in 2000 starring Australian pop-singer Tina Arena as Esmeralda, with Dani Minogue taking over the role.
Notre Dame de Paris will play seven performance only from 23 January 2019 until 27 January 2019 at the London Coliseum.