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Cyrano de Bergerac Tickets4.8/5 - based on 25 reviews
- Starring: James McAvoy
About Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac description
Cyrano De Bergerac – Presented by the Jamie Lloyd Company
The Jamie Lloyd Company is an enormously successful partnership between the Ambassador Theatre Group and the talented Artistic Director Jamie Lloyd. They're thrilled to announce that the Golden Globe and Olivier Award nominated James McAvoy will play the lead role in Edmond Rostand’s brilliant Cyrano de Bergerac, adapted by Martin Crimp. This production marks the first in a brand new season directed by Jamie Lloyd at the Playhouse Theatre.
Jamie Lloyd and James McAvoy have worked together many times before on plays including The Ruling Class at Trafalgar Studios, Macbeth at the same venue, Three Days of Rain at the Apollo and more. Jamie Lloyd himself is famously keen to make theatre more accessible, as is McAvoy, and a partnership between Lloyd and British Airways means there are 15,000 free tickets available to first time theatre-goers, plus 15,000 tickets for £15 aimed at London's key workers, under 30s, and people on benefits.
This is the first time that thousands of theatre novices will be invited to enjoy a show for nothing. Hopefully this unique joint initiative they've created between them will spread to other West End venues, enrich the lives of thousands of Londoners, and breathe new life into theatreland as a whole. By all accounts Jamie Lloyd can't wait to start rehearsals with McAvoy.
The show comes with design by Soutra Gilmour, Lighting Design by Jon Clark, Sound and Composition by Ben and Max Ringham, and Fight Direction by Kate Waters. Martin Crimp, who adapted the show, has an impressive background studded with hits like When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, In the Republic of Happiness, Play House, The City, and Fewer Emergencies, to name just a few of an enormous portfolio.
James McAvoy plays Cyrano de Bergerac, with top class theatrical credits including The Ruling Class, Macbeth, Breathing Corpses, Privates on Parade and many more theatre hits behind him. On TV he has wowed audiences with roles in Watership Down, Shameless, Early Door, State of Play and more. And on the big screen he's loved for roles in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Glass, Sherlock Gnomes, Submergence, Atomic Blonde, Split... and that's just for a start. Jamie Lloyd directs, the respected creator of Betrayal, Pinter One, Two, Three, Six and Seven, The Maids, The Ruling Class, Richard III, The Pride, The Hothouse, Macbeth... the list goes on and on.
The story? A dashing officer of the guard and romantic poet, the large-nosed Cyrano de Bergerac is secretly in love with his cousin Roxane. Will she reject him because of his massive nose? He's too scared to find out so he writes letters to Roxane on behalf the young army cadet Christian, who is also in love with her. She falls for the letters' extraordinary charm, believing they're written by the less-than-poetic written by Christian, and marries. Cyrano keeps his secret, even when tragedy strikes.
Who is this show for?
This dazzling classic is probably best suited to people aged 14 or more.
Cyrano de Bergerac reviews
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (56%)
Latest customer reviews
An emotive telling of the story with amusing characterisations. Great to see a diverse talented cast, well utilised. Great evening ! James McAvoy ❤️
Reviewed on 03 March 2020 by Sue, Watford, United Kingdom
First of all, James Mcavoy - he is brilliant actor - for him playing is like drinking water... so natural and easy like in a real life. Sometimes I flew in the space when he speak a lot...) All of the actors group were great - they supplement each other. You MUST see it! It’s stunning, breathtaking an unique. I love it!
Reviewed on 29 February 2020 by Anastasiia, Moscow, United Kingdom
I really liked the script adaptation, very impressed by all actors ability to have long complex dialog rhyme/rap and be funny. There was a technical problem in this night but the cast picked up with class and took advantage of the audience response and support. There was something in the story that made it feel too long by the mid of the second act, might of been the intensity of the entire play. My favorite part (and I think everyone) was the duel. It was not only inventive, you felt all of it, the right way.
Reviewed on 27 February 2020 by Carla, Hayes, United Kingdom
Captivating performances all round, especially from James McAvoy,who is electric. I'd highly recommend this play to anyone, it's hands down one of the best I've ever seen.
Reviewed on 20 February 2020 by Christina, Worksop, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 January 2020 by Antoinette, Altrincham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 January 2020 by Iain, Romsey, United Kingdom
Great performance of James Mcavoy. Its impressive bus energy on stage. Also the adaptation and the ensemble is outstanding.
Reviewed on 14 January 2020 by José, Ciudad De México, Mexico
Reviewed on 11 January 2020 by Rui, London, United Kingdom
James McAvoy is magnificent!!! He plays his heart out!
Reviewed on 05 January 2020 by Iudit, London, United Kingdom
Old play, modern production. A must for all of those who love poetry slams.
Reviewed on 22 December 2019 by Pia, Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed on 21 December 2019 by Cetin, Singapore, Singapore
Everything was great and the atmosphere was very lovely !
Reviewed on 19 December 2019 by Marine, London, United Kingdom
Review: CYRANO DE BERGERAC at the Playhouse Theatre
by Justin Murray | Monday, January 13 2020, 20:28
It’s the 1640s - or perhaps it’s today. In the Jamie Lloyd Company’s modern-dress production of CYRANO starring James McAvoy, one isn’t quite sure.
Either way Cyrano is still the fiercest fighter and wittiest wordsmith in Paris - just don’t mention his large nose, which is something of a sore point.
Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Eben Figueiredo, and James McAvoy in Cyrano de BergeracReview: CYRANO DE BERGERAC at the Playhouse Theatre
Director Jamie Lloyd to Make 15,000 tickets Free to First Time Theatre Goers
by Phil Willmott | Monday, August 5 2019, 10:48
The news that popular theatre director, Jamie Lloyd is to take up another residency is good news for the West End. He provided a string of star-led quality productions at the the Trafalgar Studios, at the Duke of York’s and his Harold Pinter season has been a big hit. It seems he’s now to present a season of plays at the Playhouse Theatre.Director Jamie Lloyd to Make 15,000 tickets Free to First Time Theatre Goers