Season of Silent Film: The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1923)

Saturday 14th September, 19:00

Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral
Enjoy cinematic masterpieces in the magnificent surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral, with our Assistant Director of Music, Jonathan Hope, accompanying on Organ.

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1923)
In fifteenth century Paris, Jehan, the evil brother of the archdeacon, plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt, which eventually leads to the peasants storming the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Meanwhile, Jehan's slave, a freakish hunchback named Quasimodo, falls in love with the young gypsy dancer, Esmeralda, who in turn is in love with Phoebus, a gentleman soldier and a rogue with the ladies. Phoebus's gallant side is awakened by the beautiful peasant girl, and he soon returns her love. Unknown to him, his love is dangerous, because Jehan lusts for Esmeralda and is willing to kill the handsome soldier to possess her. But the hunchback will tolerate no harm coming to her, not even if it comes from his own master.

Doors: 19.00
Screening: 19.30
Run time: 101 mins
Rating: PG

Directors: Wallace Worsley
Cast: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller

Content Advice: Contains some mild violence

Pick and Mix, Snacks and Drinks will be available to buy at the welcome desk of the Cathedral.

Screenings will be held in the Nave of the Cathedral which has level access throughout.

Jonathan Hope, Assistant Director of Music
Increasingly in demand as a recitalist, Jonathan’s career to date has taken him throughout the UK, as well as France, Germany, Italy, the USA and Australia. He has performed solo recitals at Westminster Cathedral, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Saint-Sulpice, Paris. Recitals abroad in the 2016/2017 season include visits to Germany and Italy. Jonathan also regularly improvises to silent movies, which have recently included Lon Chaney’s The Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (the latter in the 2016 Three Choirs Festival), Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last and Cecil B. DeMille’s The King of Kings. Jonathan has arranged many orchestral works for the organ, including Brahms’ Academic Festival and Tragic overtures, Elgar’s In the South, and other orchestral works by Dvořák, Dukas, Glinka, Mascagni, Rossini and Stravinsky.

We are sorry that due to limited space, parking in the Cathedral Close is restricted to pass holders only.
There are eight disabled parking spaces which are for use by Blue Badge holders on a first come first served basis.
However, there are several public car parks within easy walking distance of the Cathedral.
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Reduced ticket price for under 25s. Rated PG - contains mild horror


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