21:30, Tue 6th – Sat 10th March 2012 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 7
If beauty is only skin-deep, then perhaps so is ugliness.
The thunderous bells of Notre Dame resound through the evening air. They herald your encounter with the hunchback. Half-blind, deaf and crippled, Quasimodo is more twisted than the gargoyles that surround him. As a man, he is truly half-formed. Yet there is nothing half-formed in his story, which brings the wickedness and injustice of fifteenth-century Paris screaming into the bell tower. Hovering over the body of his unrequited love, Quasimodo plans himself a beautiful destiny. This intimate and heartbreaking one-man show is not to be missed.
Previous descriptions of James Swanton:
'A brilliant turn' - BBC
'Grotesque contortion' | 'Wonderfully twitchy and lugubrious' | 'A plethora of gurns and disfigurements' | 'Among the most moving performances I have seen in Cambridge' - Varsity