Le Bossu (withWings)
By Rosie Barrett | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2016
withWings certainly have quite the reputation to uphold, having had a sell-out run and a smattering of five star reviews with previous show ‘The Duck Pond’, and ‘Le Bossu’ certainly does not disappoint. When enchanting Esmerelda comes to Paris, the entire city is enthralled, even Archdeacon Claude Frollo who, driven mad by lust, loses his faith to temptation. As funny as it is heartbreaking, this mesmerising retelling of ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ perfectly blends tragedy with humour. Whilst physical theatre can be a risk, here it is beautifully staged, working effortlessly to shed insight into the inner workings of the mind of Quasimodo. The fantastic original music will still be playing in your head days later. Seriously seductive, ‘Le Bossu’ is a must-see.
Bedlam Theatre, until 21 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Rosie Barrett]