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Panton Street 6, London SW1Y 4DN

Cyrano de Bergerac

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Closed March 12, 2022

James McAvoy gives a stunningly powerful performance in this piece of pure theatre

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back by popular demand

Strictly limited run! On Sale November 4th

Hollywood heavyweight James McAvoy is back in the West End by popular demand as he returns to star in Jamie Lloyd's (Betrayal, The Ruling Class) revival of Edmond Rostand's 1897 play, Cyrano de Bergerac. Adapted by Martin Crimp, Cyrano de Bergerac follows a swashbuckling soldier whose quest for true love makes him confront his biggest insecurity... his rather larger nose.

A story about the power of love and the art of wordplay, Edmond Rostand's original Cyrano de Bergerac was famed for featuring some of the theatre's most ingenious lines. An ever-enduring masterpiece, don't miss your chance to see James McAvoy as he makes his West End return!


A firm block-buster favourite for his starring roles in X-Men, Atonement, Split plus many many more (the list really does go on), McAvoy was last seen in the West End in 2015's The Ruling Class, also directed by Lloyd, at the Trafalgar Studios. McAvoy's stirring performance as Jack Gurney earned the star his second Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor and the Evening Standard award for Best Actor. McAvoy's other West End credits include his Olivier Award-nominated turn as Macbeth in 2013 Trafalgar Studios production and Three Days of Rain at the Apollo Theatre, for which he gained his first Olivier Award nomination in 2009. 

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Opening night: 3 February 2022


You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative


 James McAvoy as Cyrano
Michele Austin as Ragueneau
Adam Best as Le Bret
Sam Black as Armand
Nari Blair-Mangat as Valvert
Vaneeka Dadhria as Beatboxer
Adrian Der Gregorian as Montfleury
Tom Edden as De Guich
Eben Figueiredo as Christian
Jon Furlong as Annoying Person
Tazmyn-May Gebbett as Minder
Carla Harrison-Hodge as Denise
Mika Onyx Johnson as Usher
Joseph Langdon as Jean-Paul
Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo as Marie-Louise
Evelyn Miller as Roxane
Nima Taleghani as Ligniere
Brinsley Terence as Theatre Owner


Directed by Jamie Lloyd
Written by Edmond Rostand
Adapted by Martin Crimp
Designed by Soutra Gilmour
Lighting design by Jon Clark
Sound and composition by Ben and Max Ringham
Fighting direction by Kate Waters

What we thought

unique Thrilling UNEXPECTED

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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Ashley : “Brilliant ”

I watched it live from Tennessee in our local movie theater. Felt like... more

Julie: “Highly recommend ”

James McAvoy was mesmerising and was ably supported by a brilliant cast.... more

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