The Hunchback of Norte Dame – sample script


The Cast: 20 or more
The Set: Flexible; may be simple one unit or elaborate as desired
Approximate Length: 2 acts, 120 min.

A story of hope, compassion and acceptance:

Treat your audiences to an inspirational family experience as they encounter the astounding world of 15th century France. Inspired by Victor Hugo’s 1831 classic novel, this is one of LifeHouse’s most powerful theater plays.

Amid the outlandish excitement of the Festival of Fools and the sacredness of the cathedral of Notre Dame lies the painful lives of those considered outcasts. Twelve original songs including the lighthearted “I Love Paree,” and the moving, “Why Must I Be So Different?” help to set the mood in this hopeful story of caring, compassion and acceptance.

Sample Songs:

Track 01 – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Track 12 – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Track 17 – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Track 28 – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Track 43 – The Hunchback of Notre Dame


(In Order of Appearance)

Pierre Gringoire – Fanciful Teller of Tales & Esmeralda’s Guardian

Clopin – King of a Roving Criminal Gypsy Gang

Phoebus De Chateaupers – Vain Captain of the Guards

Esmeralda – Orphaned Gypsy Girl and Musician

Jolly – Esmeralda’s Whimsical, Non-speaking Goat

Domclaude Frollo – Ruthless Archdeacon and Secret Alchemist

Quasimodo – ‘Half-formed’ Bellringer and ‘Hunchback of Notre-Dame

Michael Musnier – Andry’s Father & Friend of Pierre

Andry Musnier – Michael’s Son

Quasimodo’s Mother – Should have Dark Feature

Young Quasimodo – With Brief Singing Appearance

Magistrate – Ecclesiastical Court Official

Chef, Flower Vendor, Artists, Gypsies, Thieves, Guards, Parisians, Old Woman, Magistrates


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