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 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great night at the theatre. Went without any idea of what to expect. I would describe it as a minimal set and a modern, urban production. Totally not what I expected. It took me 10 minutes to get into the rhythm of this play but it was worth it. All the cast were very good, especially James McAvoy. Overall, a very good play which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Date published: 2019-12-01
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