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Cyrano de Bergerac
BUY TICKETS 7pm Thursday 20 February
PLAY broadcast live from the Playhouse Theatre, London
James McAvoy returns to the stage in Martin Crimp’s inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by Jamie Lloyd.
Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?
Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.
James McAvoy gives a stunningly powerful performance in this piece of pure theatre, the most breathtakingly exciting show in London right now … Performed by an ethnically and physically diverse ensemble in modern dress, with hardly any set and without a prosthetic proboscis for McAvoy, it engages the imagination, the mind and the heart. Complex ideas about love, literature, body image and truth are expressed in its dizzyingly clever rhymes, but essentially it remains a captivating, tragicomic romance. Nick Curtis, Evening Standard
Please note there are no ads or trailers before this event so please arrive well before the advertised start time to take your seat. Latecomers may not be admitted.
Tickets: Full £20 Adult concessions £18 19-30 £15 18 & under £10
Running time: 3 hrs (inc one interval)
Doors open: 7pm.
Certificate: This screening is certified 15 As Live.