A darkly romantic musical set amid the buttresses and shadows of Notre Dame Cathedral, Hunchback tells the tale of a tormented priest, a beautiful dancer and the deformed bell ringer Quasimodo, swept up in a vortex of lust, fear and the desire to control a destiny that will ultimately destroy them all. A surprising new take on Victor Hugo’s famous story.


Commissioned by The Citadel Theatre.

“…a startling combination of physical, visual and aural invention, and counterpoint of presentational pizzazz and dramatic intensity.”

– Liz Nicholls, The Edmonton Journal

“This is definitely not your typical Broadway blockbuster, nor should it be.”

– Fun! Fun! Vancouver Blog.

Creative Team

Book, Music & Lyrics - Jonathan Christenson

Set, Lighting & Costume Designer - Bretta Gerecke

Choreographer - Laura Krewski

Sound Designer - Wade Staples

Voice, Text & Speech Director - Betty Moulton

“Hunchback is a visceral feast for the senses.”

– Colin Maclean - The Edmonton Sun

“Why doesn’t the entire theatrical world – West End, Broadway, Bollywood, Hollywood – rush to Edmonton to see what’s going on here?”

– Graham Hicks, The Edmonton Sun