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

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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+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 27 Nov 2019
Press night: 06 Dec 2019
Booking from: 28 Feb 2020
Booking until: 29 Feb 2020

Seating plan

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Location and map

Playhouse Theatre
Northumberland Ave
London, WC2N 5DE

159 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, 435 reviews, 7 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'', 93 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Original and witty production. Acting was really good, the performance of James McAvoy was great but I would say that not being able... More

Elisar 165, 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Any thoughts of seat discomfort vanished during this amazing performance from all the cast (but especially Mr McAvoy). A clever, contemporary... More

rh1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

A really clever modern adaptation that gives the spoken verse an almost 'Hamilton', hip-hop type experience. James McAvoy is excellent... More

gdeacon95 6'1, 95 reviews, 6 helpful votes

James MacAvoy is without doubt an amazing actor, this was a standout performance. The whole cast were really good but he was brilliant. More

susanclements 5ft 3, 78 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Overall very well staged and acted, but the part after the interval lacked the energy of the first part.

londontheatrefan 5'4", 204 reviews, 5 helpful votes

such an interesting production of a play that is still so relevant to today’s society despite its older setting. such a talented cast More

ames2363 5’10, 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes

An interesting modern take on a classic story but I am not sure all the updated elements worked. The acting was excellent but I did... More

LondonLass 5"1, 248 reviews, 14 helpful votes