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Notre Dame de Paris comes to Tintern Abbey

July 15th, 2019

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 Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel, Notre Dame de Paris.

From the mayhem of the court of miracles to the tragedy of Esmeralda’s passionate niavity, 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 Victor 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.

Already in production before the tragic fire in April the decision to continue the project was taken to pay tribute to Notre Dame Cathedral and honour the important issues raised in Victor Hugo’s story. By placing Fate (Anan’kh) at the heart of his story Hugo explored enduring themes of social relavance; destiny, class and the abuse of power. Our adaptation reflects this and emphasises the cyclical nature of humanity’s struggle with free will and fatality.

NDP Circus tour “Notre Dame de Paris” through France and Wales in June and July culminating in a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival throughout August.

Tintern Abbey dates and prices:
Tuesday 23rd – Saturday 27th July 8.30pm
Full price: £15 / Concession (students/unemployed): £12 / Child (under 18): £10 / Groups (10+ people) : £12 each

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From Wednesday 8th March to Saturday 11th March, the Borough Theatre, Abergavenny sees the return of Concept Players as they bring what is one of the most famous of musicals, Evita to the stage. This blockbuster musical follows the rise of Eva Duerte from the shackles of poverty tothe highest office in the land. From […]

Dance performances @ The Dance Centre this November

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Abergavenny Theatre Group are back in the Borough this June with the hilarious Frank Vickery comedy, One O’Clock From the House. ATG are travelling back to the 1980’s, where the death of an estranged sisters father brings them back together to discuss funeral arrangements, and of course, who gets what. Taking the lead role of […]

No trouble at all in Pantoland

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