Cyrano de Bergerac at Playhouse Theatre tickets
Cyrano de Bergerac at Playhouse Theatre tickets

Cyrano de Bergerac tickets from £18.00

Tickets from £18.00

About the show

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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 12+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 27 Nov 2019
Press night: 06 Dec 2019
Booking from: 16 Dec 2019
Booking until: 29 Feb 2020

Next available performances

Monday 16 Dec 2019--7:30pm
Tuesday 17 Dec 2019--7:30pm
Wednesday 18 Dec 2019--7:30pm
Thursday 19 Dec 20192:30pm7:30pm
Friday 20 Dec 2019--7:30pm
Saturday 21 Dec 20192:30pm7:30pm
Monday 30 Dec 2019--7:30pm

Location and map

Playhouse Theatre
Northumberland Ave
London, WC2N 5DE

18 Reviews Add review

A modern take on this classic story, James McAvoy certainly delivers a real tour de force performance. My only criticism is that at... More

joc78 5"4, 409 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Cyrano de Bergerac. Rap version, complete with beatboxer. I hadn't read about it closely, and wasn't expecting that - and a couple... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 85 reviews, 2 helpful votes

alicep6 5"3, 16 reviews, 1 helpful vote

doonakebab 5'10", 189 reviews, 3 helpful votes

James McAvoy stole the show with his acting. Some very nice moments with the rest of the cast but others need a bit more improvement. More

luciagandara 12 reviews, 0 helpful votes

An unusual adaptation of the classic play. James McAvoy was phenomenal.

marinec 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Excellent play, but spoilt a bit because of being so uncomfortable in my seat and having to lean forward all the time to see anything. More

rosiev 1 review, 0 helpful votes

danaw 21 reviews, 0 helpful votes

carolynw6 1 review, 0 helpful votes