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Notre Dame de Paris in the West End: watch the stars perform live

The musical based on Victor Hugo's novel comes to London

Hiba Tawaji in Notre Dame de Paris
© Alessandro Dobici

The hit French musical Notre Dame de Paris had its West End launch at the French Institute ahead of its 2019 run and WhatsOnStage had a first listen to the cast.

Performed in French with English surtitles, the show runs at the Coliseum from 24 to 27 January 2019. The music is composed by Richard Cocciante, with lyrics by Luc Plamondon.

The show is the 20th anniversary production, which originally opened in Paris in 1998. It is based on Victor Hugo's 1831 French novel of the same name and tells the story of the hunchbacked bell-ringer Quasimodo and his love for the gypsy Esmeralda.

Current principle cast members of the world tour will perform in London, including Angelo Del Vecchio (Quasimodo), Hiba Tawaji (Esmeralda), Daniel Lavoie (Frollo), Richard Charest (Gringoire), Alyzée Lalande, Idesse (both Fleur-de-Lys), Martin Giroux (Phœbus) and Jay (Clopin).

Notre Dame de Paris was commended in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2000 for its record success for a musical in its first year. "Belle", the single released, sold 2.5 million copies and the album sold over 3 million copies.