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About the show

James McAvoy returns to the West End to star in Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre. Directed by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal) this new version of the classic French play begins previews on 27 November 2019.

Cyrano de Bergerac is a famously talented soldier in the French army, proficient at duelling and poetry. One thing he is less talented at however is declaring his love for beautiful and intelligent Roxane. Crippled by self-doubt over his large nose, Cyrano begins writing love letters on behalf of the handsome Christian, who also has his sights set on the young woman.

Cyrano de Bergerac was originally written by Edmond Rostand and is adapted by playwright Martin Crimp (When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other).

James McAvoy last appeared on stage in The Ruling Class, also directed by Jamie Lloyd. He is famous for playing a young Professor X in the X-Men franchise, with other credits including Atonement and Filth.

Further casting includes Anita-Joy Uwajeh as Roxane, Eben Figueiredo as Christian, Adam Best as Le Bret, and Nari Blair-Mangat as Valvert.

Jamie Lloyd’s latest triumphs include the Pinter at the Pinter season and a critically acclaimed revival of Betrayal starring Tom Hiddleston. After residencies at the Harold Pinter Theatre and Trafalgar Studios, his new version of Cyrano de Bergerac is the first in a series of projected shows at the Playhouse Theatre.

Mixing a classic and well-loved play with a star turn from James McAvoy, Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre is a must-see. It begins previews on 27 November 2019.

Who Should See It?

James McAvoy fans, here’s your chance to catch the actor in his element. Cyrano de Bergerac tickets are also perfect for anyone who enjoyed Jamie Lloyd previous efforts including Macbeth and The Maids.

Playing at

Playhouse Theatre
Northumberland Ave
Seating Plan

Playhouse Theatre seating plan

Booking period

27th Nov 2019

6th Jul 2020

29th Feb 2020

Running time

2 hours 50 minutes (including interval)


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