Cyrano de Bergerac Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.0 star rating (2.0 Stars)

Number of reviews: 17



5.0 star rating Ashley from Athens Tennessee


I watched it live from Tennessee in our local movie theater. Felt like I was there! This is definitely a must see!! All the actors were amazing. James McAvoy was he always is!!!!. So much energy!! I do not recommend children as there is language some may not find appropriate. Loved it!!

5.0 star rating Julie from Sheffield, England


James McAvoy was mesmerising and was ably supported by a brilliant cast. I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy the rapping (I’m getting on a bit) but I was gripped from the start. The words were wonderful and delivered with such energy, providing moments of humour, bitterness, sweet gentleness and rage. I wouldn’t take children as it is a long play but did I say James McAvoy was mesmerising?

5.0 star rating Sharon Rushworth from London, England


James McAvoy was just brilliant. The story line was clever, engaging, warm and funny. The buzz from the audience was incredible. I haven’t seen anything quite like it and I have seen a lot of productions.

4.0 star rating Edwina Ellis from London, England


If you go expecting doublet and hose, swashbuckling swordfighting, then you will be disappointed. A modern reworking of a classic story but one that works, in my opinion, if you're prepared to cast aside any previous knowledge of this story. An incredible, mesmerising five star performance by the wonderful James McEvoy. The play is worth seeing for this performance alone. Subtle, sensitive and angry, all at the same time. The rest of the cast do an admirable job of bringing this story of love, loss and courage to life.

2.0 star rating Edmond Rostand from Brighton, England


James Mcavoy gave a good performance and was the best attribute of the play. I appreciated some of the lyrical elements and dialogue but overall found it dull and lacking the punch usually found in slam poetry. The play was a complete bastardisation of the original and tedious with its woke preaching. It wasn’t subtle. In fact it was annoying. In all honesty it felt like the creation of a middle class, left wing, Guardian reader, trying their utmost to be woke and street, with more an obsession of fulfilling a diversity quota than writing a good stage play? (And no I have no issue with diversity, it just felt very contrived in this) I feel guilty typing this as I have the utmost respect for the artists and I probably come across as an arse hole, but after paying what I did for the ticket I feel I have a right to moan. The directing and blocking was also abysmal, although the duelling with mics was a nice touch. A beautiful classic had its nose cut off to spite its own face. A shame.

2.0 star rating Louisa from London, England


I don't what drama schools teach anymore but certainly not voice production as everyone wears a microphone, and they still shout. James M is a very good actor. What a shame the text was as lacking in wit as it was banal. A really awful smug and ugly production. And why do the audience scream with laughter at the cheapest jokes ? Unbearable at a cost of £400 for 2 tickets. What a waste of a special treat for my godson.

1.0 star rating Mr Jamon from London, England


Theatre 🎭 recommendation!! James Macavoy In Cyrano de Bergerac is like a poor quality 6th form play that will get you reaching for your “woke” Bingo Card. I filled my last slot with “Bankers that manipulate interest rates” in the first half hence didn’t bother staying for another headache inducing assault on my “gammoness” 😐


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Although its base material is still dazzling Jamie Lloyd's production transforms the 19th century masterpiece into a 21st century delight. Coupled with a stellar cast, and crew, this version of Cyrano de Bergerac is nothing like you've ever seen

Hollywood star James McAvoy has returned to the West End in this incredibly modern staging of Edmond Rostand's 19th-century play, Cyrano de Bergerac. B

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