Notre-Dame at Le Festival

We’ll be back on stage at the next edition of the popular Brisbane French Festival in South Bank in July! We’ve put together a 20 minute musical inspired by Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre-Dame and the recent incident that almost destroyed this iconic landmark.

It is dusk at Notre Dame. Desperate Gargoyles lament and dream of escaping to a new life when the cathedral suddenly catches fire! As the evil & scheming Monseigneur Frollo embarks on a quest to find and punish the arsonist, an assortment of colourful characters (among them clumsy Quasimodo and strong-willed Esmeralda) will take the stage and join the investigation.

“Notre-Dame”, an original musical performed in French and surtitled in English, will have you laugh, clap, sing and dance!

See our page on Le Festival’s website

Text & music by Thomas Smith
Directed by Isabelle Johnson, assisted by Lisa Gorse
Choreographer: Emily Rietberg
Sound tech: Barbara Hannah
Surtitles: Pascaline Kilgour
Cast: Guy Pigerre, Aurelia Fouques, Elisabeth Noyel, Chloe Lauverjon, Rani Fouladoux, Dilsah De Rahm, Emily Rietberg, Isabelle Johnson, Thomas Smith