Cinema, Theatre & Dance
NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac
By Edmond Rostand, in a new version by Martin Crimp
Directed by Jamie Lloyd
James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.
Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?
Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.
‘The most breathtakingly exciting show in London right now’ ★★★★★ Evening Standard
‘Funny, thrilling and deeply moving.' ★★★★★ WhatsOnStage
‘I defy anyone not to fall in love with it’ ★★★★★ The Telegraph
‘James McAvoy is fierce in radical reboot of romantic classic’ ★★★★ Guardian
‘McAvoy is spellbinding as Cyrano’ ★★★★★ Metro
‘James McAvoy shines as the lovelorn cavalier in this post- ‘Hamilton’ take on the iconic French rhyming play’ ★★★★ TimeOut
Thursday 20th February 2020 at 7pm
£13 - Over 60s/Under 16s/Students