BATS Theatre Company is proud to present
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell
At the Tony Sheumack Centre for Performing Arts, Beaconhills College (Berwick Campus)
July 5-14, 2024
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
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Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.
The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, 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.
A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic.
Director: John Pendergast
Musical Director: Kent Ross
Choreographer: Bridie Clark
Production Coordinators: Annette Neilson & Jenny White
Quasimodo – Jarod Rhine-Davis
Esmeralda – Rebekah Bennetts
Frollo – Tim Blencowe
Pheobus – Leighton Garwin
Clopin – Chloe Harbour
Jehan/Congregation – Nic Corcoran
Florkia/Congregation – Jess Masalski
Frederic/Congregation – Ben Howell
Saint Aphrodisius/Congregation – Mike Armada
Gypsy Soloist/Congregation – Izzi D’Aversa
King Louis XI/Congregation – Bailey Ogden
Father Dupin/Congregation – Matt Pines
Show Warnings/Age Recommendation
Please note: this production will contain the use of haze (allergy friendly smoke), flashing lights, and live animals.
Although this production uses the music from the Disney movie, it follows the story of the original novel. Without giving away spoilers (!!!), it doesn’t have the happy Disney ending, and contains adult content, including violence and physical abuse. We recommend a rating of PG – parental guidance is suggested for younger viewers.
The Tony Sheumack Centre for Performing Arts is fully accessible. There are two disabled parking spots close to the theatre entrance, with a slight hill down to the theatre. There are no steps from the carpark into the foyer and through into Row D of the theatre. Bookings for Row D, including wheelchair, can be made by contacting the Ticket Secretary, Debbie, on 0478 160 990
All other rows require step access. Note that Rows P & Q have lift access with two steps either up or down to access.
The Tony Sheumack Centre for Performing Arts contains a hearing loop.
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