Why See Cyrano de Bergerac?
A West End Return for McAvoy
Hollywood heavyweight James McAvoy returns to the West End in 2019 in the Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal, The Ruling Class) helmed 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 doesn't run smooth... of course.
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 star in this rarely revived production!
This production of Cyrano de Bergerac kicks off a brand new season of Lloyd directed productions which will run at the Playhouse Theatre through to August 2020.
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.
Cast and Creative
James McAvoy as Cyrano de Bergerac
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
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