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Good Musical, entertaining
Notre Dame de Paris
Member Name: Alindrail
Notre Dame de Paris
Date: 24/08/00, updated on 24/08/00 (45 review reads)
Advantages: Good songs, great dancing
Disadvantages: Sometimes the actors shout rather than sing
Normally I don’t like musicals and so it was with great reluctance that I was dragged to see Notre Dame de Paris. My friends had cajoled me when I had had one too many into agreeing to go, and held me to my promise when I was much more sober.
We went to the matinee performance (at the Dominion Theatre just outside Tottenham Court Road Tube Station). The place was empty, and we bought the cheapest tickets for £10. All of the main cast was on stage, except for one of the performers whose understudy was on (and he was very good as well). Midway through the performance we asked one of the attendants if we could move forward, and she said sure, so long as no one else was sitting there, and so we ended up with excellent seats. So if you can, attend the matinee performance.
I was surprised, I really enjoyed this musical. The songs are epic, and tend towards the pop, but combined with the very visual performance, it’s great. The performance is a mixture of dancing and acrobatics. There’s always movement and the dancing is top class, and the combination with the acrobatics makes it very spectacular.
My companions like musicals, and they also liked this, and I found it interesting, so I think you could say that Notre Dame de Paris is a musical for most people, something to do if you’re with a group of diverse people and looking for something to do either during the day or during the evening.
The costumes were good, the performance was good, and the set was great as a mixture of the surreal and material. Very well done.
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