James McAvoy stars in a brand new production of Cyrano De Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre as part of The Jamie Lloyd Company’s latest season. As a writer wishes for his lover to express similar feelings, join Cyrano in a powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds. Witness the classic play come to life in Martin Crimp’s inventive adaptation, packed with linguistic ingenuity.
James McAvoy plays the title role in Cyrano De Bergerac, previously working with Jamie Lloyd in a production of Macbeth at Trafalgar Studios. In a glittering career across stage, screen and television, McAvoy’s notable credits include Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series, Dark Phoenix and Three Days of Rain at the Apollo Theatre. Anita-Joy Uwajeh plays Roxane, with Eben Figueiredo as Christian,
The cast is completed by Michele Austin, Adam Best, Sam Black, Nari Blair-Mangat, Philip Cairns, Tom Edden, Chris Fung, Adrian Der Gregorian, Carla Harrison-Hodge, Seun Shote, Kiruna Stamell, Nima Taleghani, Vaneeka Dadhria, Mika Johnson and Brinsley Terence.
Please note, on 27th January 2020, James McAvoy will NOT be performing, Philip Cairns will be taking the title role.
The performance of Cyrano de Bergerac on Thursday, 20 February will be filmed live for National Theatre Live. Please note earlier performance start time of 7pm. Latecomers will not be admitted. This is a studio performance. There will be several cameras in the auditorium and views of the stage may be blocked at any time during the performance. There will be 360 degree filming which will result in audience members being filmed and appearing on screen. By attending you are agreeing to being filmed and appearing in the broadcast.
Notorious in combat and a skilled wordsworth, Cyrano seems to have it all. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. In a society plagued by narcissism, join Cyrano as he tries to win the heart of his true love, Roxane. In a powerful, resonant adaptation of Cyrano De Bergerac, Edmond Rostand’s original text has been freely adapted by Martin Crimp, fusing rap and poetry together.
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You can book from 21-Jan-2020 to 29-Feb-2020.
Please note that all Upper Circle seats are Restricted Legroom.
Please be aware there is no re-admission into the auditorium once the performance has started. The show is 2 hours 50 mins (Part One: 1 hour and 29 mins; Part Two 55 mins).
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(2mins) Follow Embankment Place right under the bridge; turn right onto Northumberland Avenue and you’ll see the theatre.