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Cyrano de Bergerac

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Witness an adaptation of the classic, Cyrano de Bergerac, as the production premieres at West End. Directed by Olivier Award-winner Jamie Lloyd, with renowned actor James McAvoy taking the lead role, the show promises to enrapture audiences! Follow the story of the self-conscious Cyrano, in love with the beautiful Roxanne!

Why Watch Cyrano de Bergerac

Written by the eminent French playwright, Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac was the pinnacle of neo-romanticism in the late 19th-century. Adapted by Martin Crimp for the West End stage, the production continues to stay true to the original story. Produced by Jamie Lloyd Company, fresh off the Broadway transfer of Betrayal, Cyrano de Bergerac promises to aptly capture Rostand’s classic romanticism in a new light.

Cyrano will be portrayed by the well-known James McAvoy. With a Golden Globe, two BAFTA and three Olivier Award nominations to his name, McAvoy has established himself as one of the leading British actors in the past decade. His most famous movies are Split and The Last King of Scotland, for which he won critical acclaim across the world. His most famous role is as Professor Charles Xavier in multiple X-men and Marvel films.

Director Jamie Lloyd has been hailed as one of the leading proponents of theater for young audiences and has been credited for introducing theater to diverse audiences. He is known for wonderfully capturing the angst and desire in his characters and perfectly using the design elements of lighting, sound and the set to support the theme of the production.

The Story

Cyrano, a soldier, is a man of many talents. A skilled duellist, a lovestruck poet and an accomplished musician, Cyrano is self-conscious of his abnormally large nose, which makes him doubt himself. Cyrano falls in love with a beautiful and intelligent woman by the name of Roxanne. His doubts, however, get the better of him, and prevents him from expressing his love to Roxanne He is convinced that his perceived ugliness would prevent him from being loved by any person.

When Roxanne tells Cyrano about her love for the handsome and young Christian, Cyrano is heartbroken. Furthermore, unaware of his feelings for her, Roxanne extracts a promise from him to keep Christian safe.

Will Cyrano go to any length to keep his promise to Roxanne? Can he overcome his self-consciousness and confess his true feelings to Roxanne?

Good for

Fans of James McAvoy | Lovers of Romantic Dramas

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

Performances are held from the 27th of November, 2019 to the 29th of February, 2020.

The performances will be held at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM depending on the date. Please check the calendar to find the exact days of the performance.

There will be a captioned performance on the 21st of January, 2020 at 7:30 PM and an audio-described performance on the 14th of January, 2020 at 7:30 PM.

Leading Roles
James McAvoy as Cyrano

Directed By
Jamie Lloyd

Adapted By
Martin Crimp

Lighting Design By
Jon Clark

Sound By
Ben and Max Ringham

Additional Info

Important Information
- Photo and video recording are not allowed during the show.
- Please note that the production contains strong language, swearing, and complete nudity.
- Please note that the performance of any specific actor cannot be guaranteed, and no exchanges or refunds will be granted if a particular actor is not present at a performance.

Duration
To be confirmed

Audience
Suitable for ages 12 and up.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

Seating
Playhouse Theatre has a seating capacity of 780 across 3 sections.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

All West End show tickets are non-refundable.

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Your booking confirmation will be sent via email. Please display the ticket on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the Box Office of the theatre.

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