Cyrano de Bergerac Reviews
Mr Jamon from London, England
IF YOU THINK YOU’RE STREET, YOU AIN’T!!!!
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” 😐
Edwina Ellis from London, England
NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING
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.
Ilona from London, England
WASTE OF 3 HOURS
Absolutely awful performance. Not worth any money or time. There are so many good plays inn west end, but not this one. The theatre is great and usually a place for a great performances, but not this time
Edmond Rostand from Brighton, England
POST MODERNIST BERGERAC
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.
Rostand from London, England
CYRANO DE BERGERAC
A waste of money. Passing relationship to the original, devoid of linguistic beauty and any emotional intensity. School productions have been better than this estaurine oikiishness and the cast and director should be embarrassed. You have let down the lead and have debased a great work and certainly not made its intrinsic truth relevant to today. A great opportunity missed.
Paolo Manca from London, England
What a waste of money. There is nothing visual about this play at all. It could just about pass as a play on radio4. For a full west end theatre production it is very disappointing, in parts vulgar. In short an embarrassment.
Einstein from London, England
DIVERSITY OVER EVERYTHING
I spent the first 30 minutes wondering when the play was going to start properly and the next 2 hours struggling to stay awake. Luckily, there was quite a bit of random shouting from the cast to perk you up for a minute. With no scenery, no costumes as such and few actors, I wonder where my £70 actually went. I can’t understand the 5* reviews and have to echo the previous reviews re ‘Wokeness’.
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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. BRead full review
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