Cyrano de Bergerac

The Playhouse Theatre, London

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    James McAvoy returns to the West End in an inventive new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s masterwork by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd.

    Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of De Bergerac - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

    Fresh from their triumphant Broadway transfer of Betrayal, The Jamie Lloyd Company’s latest production blazes into the Playhouse Theatre with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.

     

    Important Information

    £1.75 restoration levy (collected on behalf of the theatre) appears as part of the face value.

    The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness, injury and statutory leave entitlement

    Please be aware there is no re-admission into the auditorium once the performance has started 

    BOOKING PERIOD: 27 November 2019 - 29 February 2020

    PERFORMANCE TIMES:  Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm

    ACCESS PERFORMANCES: 14 January 2020 (Audio Described), 21 January 2020 (Captioned)

    RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 50 minutes including interval

    AGE RESTRICTION: 12+. This production contains swearing and full nudity.

    VENUE: The Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Ave, London, WC2N 5DE

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What people are saying about Cyrano de Bergerac

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic play, terrible seats Absolutely loved the play, McAvoy was superb. A clever adaptation, parred back and thought provoking. However, the experience was spoilt by the fact that a lot of the play takes place towards the very front of the stage meaning that practically everyone in the upper circle couldn’t see the actors. This seemed unnecessary because for many of the scenes the depth of the stage wasn’t being used. There might be some “artistic” reason it was staged this way but I thought unfair on audience members who can’t afford £100+ for the dress circle but still enjoy the theatre.
Date published: 2020-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was incredible Bought the very expensive tickets in the 3rd row from the stage just to see him. Mcavoys expressions and dialogue delivery were incredible. Took me a few minutes to get used to the stage setup. I have seen other versions of this story and wld have to say this one was the best . It was different and bold. Other actors were very good aswell and seemed to work well with each other. Thank you for a lovely evening.
Date published: 2020-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning writing and performances Last night we were held in equal awe of the magnificent writing and incredible performances. James McAvoy and the cast hypnotised us with their delivery of the most wonderful rhyme and fantastic staging. The best.
Date published: 2020-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magnificent production with a star performance Radical working of the classic play, modern dress, minimal set, with the emphasis on the words and performances. But what words and what performances! Among a terrific ensemble cast, James McAvoy is electric - brash, subtle, physical, intimate by turn. Deserves a shelf-full of awards.
Date published: 2020-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Number one Unusual, intellectual and surprising. Enjoyed it and became enthralled. Mr McAvoy at his best. The rest of the cast where extraordinarily cleaver and engaging.
Date published: 2020-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More clever than emotionally charged Cyrano Having been to the wonderful RSC production with the great Derek Jacobi, we were intrigued to see this bang up to date production. The acting is first class as you would expect but the biggest ? for me is that at the end you surely have to be emotionally drained and frankly sniffling, whereas crying is far more 'OK' in todays world yet this clever production ultimately left me cold.
Date published: 2020-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best modern adaptation of a play I have ever seen It is natural to be sceptic when you are facing with a a well-known play in what you have been told is an extremely different and modern interpretation of it. Apart from the multiple failures we have all seen, it is just hard to imagine how it can simply as good as the 'real thing'. This is better.. An amazing success from an incredible cast that allows you to completely forget the original and take this is for what it is. It doesn't even cross your mind to consider whether his nose should be longer.. It simply does not matter!!
Date published: 2019-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing play and fantastic performance! Great modern adaptation of the play. James McAvoy was fantastic and so was the rest if the cast. Simple production that puts even more pressure on the actors and it more than delivered. Loved it!
Date published: 2019-12-08
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