NDP Circus’ ‘Notre Dame de Paris’, celebrates Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel through a mixture of circus, theatre and dance.
Our participatory approach combines workshops and integrated performances at heritage sites across the UK and Europe. Our adaptation shares the excitement and complexity of this human drama, emphasising its relevance to all people in all societies.
NDP Circus was set up in 2019 to produce a touring theatrical production of Victor Hugo’s ‘Notre Dame de Paris.’ Directed by Paul Liengaard with an international cast and crew, the production celebrated Hugo’s 1831 novel through a mixture of circus, theatre and dance. The 2019 tour took place in France, Wales and Scotland – with a culmination of three weeks of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
NDP has since adapted their model to involve a mixture of performances, workshops and residencies. NDP Circus performances and residencies typically take place in outdoor sites of architectural significance, non-traditional venues and amphitheatres.
NDP Circus has successfully secured funding from Arts Council England to run a two-week residency at the Gloucestershire heritage site, Woodchester Mansion. The NDP team for this project is formed of 4 experienced facilitators, specialising in Theatre, Circus, Clowning and Dance. The residency is designed so that participants can share the excitement and complexity of this human drama, emphasising its relevance to all people in all societies.