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Cyrano de Bergerac Tickets

Playhouse Theatre

James McAvoy returns to the London stage to star in Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by Jamie Lloyd. The classic story of a lovestruck soldier and his famously large nose begins previews at the Playhouse Theatre on 27 November 2019.

James McAvoy and Jamie Lloyd reunite for Cyrano de Bergerac in the West End. Marking the start of a new Jamie Lloyd Company residency at the Playhouse Theatre, Edmond Rostand’s play is updated in a new version by Martin Crimp.

Nobleman and soldier Cyrano de Bergerac is a man of many talents including music, poetry and duelling. But his long-held passion for the beautiful Roxane is hampered by anxiety over his famously large nose. When the handsome Christian professes his love for Roxane, Cyrano puts quill to parchment in a series of love letters signed in his friend’s name. As he continues to write in desperate and dangerous conditions, can this swashbuckling romantic ever reveal the truth behind the poetry?

James McAvoy previously worked with Jamie Lloyd on The Ruling Class and Macbeth at Trafalgar Studios. With three Olivier Award nominations, he is best-known as Professor X in X-Men: First Class and stars in the BBC’s adaptation of His Dark Materials.

Further casting includes Eben Figueiredo as Christian, Anita-Joy Uwajeh as Roxane, Kiruna Stamell, Michele Austin, Adam Best, Carla Harrison-Hodge, Nima Taleghani and Adrian Der Gregorian.

Director Jamie Lloyd is known for his radical interpretations of classic texts, from Shakespeare to the recent Pinter at the Pinter season. His last production, Betrayal starring Tom Hiddleston, won rave reviews and a transfer to Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. He continues to work with set designer Soutra Gilmour for Cyrano de Bergerac, with lighting from Jon Clark and sound from Ben and Max Ringham.

Playwright Martin Crimp’s (In the Republic of Happiness; Attempts on Her Life) most recent work, When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other opened at the National Theatre in 2019, starring Cate Blanchett.

With a powerful acting and directing team returning to the London stage, Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre is sure to be a triumph. It begins previews on 27 November 2019.

Sorry this show closed 29 February 2020, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
28 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020
Running time:
2 hours and 50 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Recommended 12+
Audience Notes:
Fans of James McAvoy should quickly secure tickets for his return to the West End. Anyone who was taken by director Jamie Lloyd’s incredible Pinter at the Pinter season can also experience more of his unique vision in Cyrano de Bergerac.

Cyrano de Bergerac Reviews

163 Reviews
  • 5 Stars66%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Stars1%

User Reviews


A modern take on this classic story, James McAvoy certainly delivers a real tour de force performance. My only criticism is that at 3 hours, it is far too long and doesn't need to be. It takes a while to get into but after 30 mins or so the pace pi Read more

Performance date: 11 December 2019

Cyrano de Bergerac. Rap version, complete with beatboxer. I hadn't read about it closely, and wasn't expecting that - and a couple of elderly guys on our level decided early that it wasn't for them, and left. Boy, they missed out. What you see on sta Read more

Performance date: 11 December 2019

Original and witty production. Acting was really good, the performance of James McAvoy was great but I would say that not being able to see it properly ruin the whole experience. A lot of the action was too close to the front of the stage.

Performance date: 25 January 2020
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