Cyrano de Bergerac
Adapted by Martin Crimp
Directed by Jamie Lloyd
Neil Gooding Productions are proud to be a financial investors in Cyrano de Bergerac, West End.
Cyrano de Bergerac, written by Edmond Rostan, is being reimagined by Martin Crimp, directed by Jamie Lloyd and starring James McAvoy. Running from the 27 November 2019 to 29 February 2020 at the Playhouse Theatre on the West End.
Cyrano is a strong-willed man with a multitude of talents, from being a duelist, a poet and a musician all the way to being a soldier. There is one thing that causes Cyrano do be unsure of himself, his abnormally large nose. He is sure of one thing though, that no one will ever be able to love him as he is. Cyrano's affections are directed to Roxanne and knows that his feelings for her will never be reciprocated. He is dejected when she confides in him her love of the handsome young Christian and extracts from hm a promise to keep her beloved safe. But, how far will Cyrano go to keep his promise? Will his words ever overcome his physical appearance? And will his love be forever unrequited?
This latest adaptation will star McAvoy, who reunites with director Lloyd after their previous West End collaboration of Macbeth at Trafalgar Studios in 2013. The actor's other West End credits include The Ruling Class (also at Trafalgar Studios), Three Days of Rain at the Apollo Theatre, and Breathing Corpses at the Royal Court. He is known for his screen roles in the X-Men series as Professor X, and the M Night Shyamalan films Split and Glass.
Director Lloyd has directed this summers musical production at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita, and his West End production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal - which starred Tom Hiddleston and rounded off the director's season of the playwright's short plays - transfers to Broadway.
Cyrano de Bergerac is adapted by Martin Crimp, whose recent London productions include When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other at the National Theatre, The Treatment at the Almeida Theatre, and In the Republic of Happiness at the Royal Court Theatre.