NDP Circus presents ‘Notre Dame de Paris’

Category: Show

NDP Circus’ ‘Notre Dame de Paris’ celebrates Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel through a mixture of circus, theatre and dance. Our adaptation shares the excitement and complexity of this human drama, emphasising its relevance to all people in all societies.

Screaming gargoyles, twisted priests, handsome cavaliers and the ‘Bitches of Paris.’ Paul Liengaard and Company’s ‘Notre Dame de Paris’ recreates the fantastic Gothic world of Hugo’s novel.

From the mayhem of the court of miracles to the tragedy of Esmeralda’s passionate naivety, the diverse and multi-talented international cast deliver a stunning adaptation of this timeless classic. Staged in a traditional circus ring and featuring a 12 metre high representation of Notre Dame cathedral, NDP Circus bring Hugo’s story to life with a heady mix of horses, fire, dance, music, circus and melodrama.

With unique staging and costumes inspired by its 15th century Parisian setting, this production is not to be missed.

The show can be performed in English or French and also incorporates Latin, Farsi and Arabic.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2019
  • Length: 120 minutes
  • Performance area: 13mm diameter circus ring (negotiable depending on venue specifications)
  • Approx. get-in / get out: Get-in 2 days/Get out 2 days
  • Number. of people on road: 15
  • Workshops available: Yes
  • Access facilities: Large Print, Audio Description, Multisensory Workshops, Wheelchair access, Relaxed performances
  • Scale: Medium scale
  • Capacity: 500-2000
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: English
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages

Our Videos

Making of NDP Circus' 'Notre Dame de Paris' in Brittany, France. This video documents are co-creation process and rehearsals leading up to our first 2019 tour dates in France.