Sidcup Operatic Society are excited to announce the details for our next production Quasimodo. It will be performed at the Bob Hope Theatre, April 25-28 at 7:30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2:30pm. Tickets are £14 and £12 concessions .

Setting the scene
This exciting musical adaption of Victor Hugo's epic tale of The Hunchback of Notre Dame is set amidst the fear, poverty and superstition of 15th Century France. Very much in the genre of Les Miserables, Paquette has a beautiful baby girl the result of her desperate decent into prostitution. A passing band of gypsies steal her child and leave behind a deformed baby boy in her place. Horrified local women believe this to be the work of the devil and fearfully call the local priest, Father Frollo for help. A distraught Paquette clings pathetically to her lost baby's tiny slipper.
Twenty years later, Paris is celebrating the Feast of Fools Day by electing the King of Fools. Naturally, Quasimodo wins the competition and Esmeralda, a young gypsy dancer is persuaded to perform for him. Frollo intervenes in the spectacle but is overwhelmed by lust for the gypsy. A mad old nun, Sister Godule, abuses Esmeralda but is chased away by the crowd.
That night Esmeralda dreams of the glamorous hero she hopes to meet on day. During the night Frollo attempts to abduct her with the help of Quasimodo, his adopted son but her cries summon the Captain of the Guard, Pheobus. In the confusion Frollo escapes and Quasimodo is captured. Phoebus finds the tine slipper that Esmeralda has dropped and the scene is set.

Also coming up we have a Gilbert and Sullivan Christmas Carol on at the Bob Hope Theatre November 29 - December 1 2018. A classic story wth the fun of Gilbert and Sullivan with a twist

Additionally, our April 2019 show will be The Sound of Music. More details will be announced in due course.