Notre Dame de Paris Reviews
Description:Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road. Booking until 28th October 2000. NB. No wheelchair access.
Newest Review: ... you know the story well, you may end up a little confused. The music is obviously French-influenced and fairly modern for a West End musical. And some of the set movements induce giggles (the dancing pillars of doom amongst them). Still, on the good side, some of the songs are strikingly magnificent, despite working in translation from the very powerful French lyrics. The cast are young and ... more
Customer Notre Dame de Paris Reviews (8)
by - written on 21/02/01, updated on 21/02/01 (Useful, 139 readings)
So the new cast of Notre Dame de Paris is now firmly in place at the Dominion Theatre on Tottenham Court Road. And a new Esmeralda, Danni (or is it Dannii?) Minogue. So I decided to go see the show again and see how it stood the test of time. First of all a brief synopsis of the show. Critics have said there's no storyline - that's not quite true, there's simply no narrative, so unless you know the story well, you may end up a little confused. The music is obviously French-influenced and fairly modern for a West End musical. And some of the set movements induce giggles (the dancing pillars of doom amongst them). Still, on the good side, some ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/01/01, updated on 29/06/01 (Very useful, 106 readings)
The set. The choreography/acrobatics. The music. Ok, so that would pretty much sum up any musical, but in the case of Notre Dame de Paris, these were what made me sit up and pay attention. Though being no particular fan of Riccardo Cocciante(1), I appreciate his music and was curious to see how his pop regime translated to a West End musical. [ (1) Riccardo Cocciante is a leading Italian pop "cantautore", meaning singer/songwriter, with the added flair of being extremely popular in France, too - a rare accomplishment for any Italian artist short of Sophia Loren! ] I wasn't disappointed. The Mediterranean roots of the music were so very ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/10/00, updated on 15/10/00 (Very useful, 93 readings)
I went to see Notre Dame de Paris with an open mind, having read the other opinions on this site. I am an unashamed musical fan, the chance of tickets at £10 each curtesy of lastminute.com meant I had nothing to lose. I was not disappointed! To get the most out of this show you need to know the basis of the Victor Hugo novel, the songs & action distracted from the storyline & without prior knowledge of the story this musical may not make sense to you. The set was a simple one a large stone wall in effect, it came alive with various doors within it opening & posts that protruded at times. The dance & acrobatics was simply stunning & the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/09/00, updated on 18/09/00 (Useful, 49 readings)
i'm going to cut to the chase and i have to say this is by far the worst musical i have ever seen in london. It is simply dreadful. I went in with an open mind and a ticket from the half price ticket booth in leicester square (£21.50) - i knew it was tina arena's last night so i thought i'd pop along and see what it's like There is only one good thing about the show and that is the cast. All have brilliant voices and you can't fault any of them. I was pleased to see steve balsamo and the cast who had played the parts in montreal were all on stage. Everyone had fantastic voices and sang their hearts out. There was only two songs i ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/09/00, updated on 07/09/00 (Very useful, 124 readings)
Well, a musical spectacular is what the producers call the show! The reviews when the show was first seen on the West End Stage where less than kind, yet it is still running so obviously something is happening right. The story is based on Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame and has played to packed theatres around the world. The show is an amazing blend of dance, song and music. Many of the original *star name* cast members have left the show to be replaced by trained actors and actresses for the most part. In my opinion, this has improved the show no end, to have people who make a living from acting rather than performing brings more ... Read the complete review
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