The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Title Image
Show Information
Showing on:
Sun 6 February 2022
Approx. 2hrs 20mins, incl. interval
Mercury Theatre
Age Guidance:
This performance includes flash/strobe lighting effects and content which some audience members may find challenging, including scenes of sexual and physical assault and a representation of a noose.

We regret to inform you that the performance on Thu 3 Feb will no longer be BSL interpreted.

Unfortunately, the Operatic’s BSL interpreter has tested positive for COVID and so they have rearranged the signed performance for the matinee on Sun 6 Feb at 3pm. We are very happy to exchange your ticket to this performance if you require this service. We would also like to use this opportunity to let you know that there is a captioned performance on Sat 5 Feb at 2.30pm and we’re able to transfer your tickets to this performance should that date be more suitable.

What makes a monster and what makes a man? This is the central theme of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a musical based on the Victor Hugo novel and including the songs and Academy Award-nominated score from the Disney animated feature, along with new songs by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz.

The musical tells the story of Quasimodo, the bell-ringer of Notre Dame, who longs to be Out There with all of fifteenth-century Paris. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd at the Feast of Fools, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all!

Let Colchester Operatic Society sweep you away with the magic of this truly unforgettable musical as they perform this powerful story and fill the stage with beautiful choral harmonies. This local amateur dramatic company are well known for producing professional quality shows at this theatre and are excited to be back on the Mercury stage after performing Oliver! in collaboration with us in Autumn 2019 at Mercury at Abbey Field.

Check out this behind the scenes look with the team:

Presented by Colchester Operatic Society

Post-show Meet the Cast of The Hunchback of Notre Dame event

This is a one night only event where you’ll get the opportunity to meet the amazing COS performers and ask them any questions you have about themselves and the show!
The event will take place after the 3pm performance on Sun 30 Jan and the cast will be led in a Q&A format to give insight into the work, challenges, and operatic score of this incredible musical.
The event will not be ticketed, although donations are always welcome, so simply stick around after the performance and join in the fun.

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