Musical Theatre Salisbury will present its version of Disney’s The Hunchback Of Notre Dame in the beautiful surrounds of St Paul’s Church in the heart of Salisbury from November 22-26.
The theatre group is an amateur dramatics society that has been performing around Salisbury for over a century. The group has been slowly rebuilding its numbers following the pandemic and has performed at a number of local events over the past year – from Carol singing outside care homes to performing in the local market square and a one-off concert at St Mark’s Church.
In July, the group made its return to the main stage at Salisbury Playhouse performing The Full Monty, eliciting positive feedback and support from the local community.
The amateur cast is drawn from a wide range of age, experience and knowledge but all have been working hard to bring this Victor Hugo Novel to life. The youngest member performing in the cast is 10-years-old while the oldest is over 80.
Production director, Peter McAuley said: “It has been an amazing experience to bring people from all walks of life together twice a week to work on something they love while also allowing us to socialise and spend time back face to face.
“We are also super excited to be bring this musical to life, not in a theatre, but taking it to a beautiful medical church, and although the St Paul’s Church has been modernised it still holds all its original character and charm with stone pillars and beautiful stainless windows which will all add to the atmosphere of the beautiful musical.
Previously known as Salisbury Amateur Operatic Society, the society’s major activity is to produce fully-staged and costumed musical shows but we also perform in concerts and offer workshops and social activities for members.
Its repertoire varies, from Broadway shows to contemporary musicals, as well as the much-loved Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.