About the showJames 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.