About the show
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.
Recommended forFans 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.
Age Recommendations: TBC