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Cyrano de Bergerac

Until May 31, 2020

James McAvoy gives a stunningly powerful performance in this piece of pure theatre

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New York transfer

Nominated for five Olivier awards, including Best Revival, Best Actor and Best Director!

Hollywood heavyweight James McAvoy heads to New York this May as he reprises his Olivier Award-nominated turn in Cyrano de Bergerac! Directed by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal) this brand new, and critically acclaimed, adaptation (courtesy of Martin Crimp) of Edmond Rostand's classic play sees McAvoy portray one of the drama canons most iconic heroes.

A story about the power of love and the art of wordplay, Edmond Rostand's original Cyrano de Bergerac was famed for featuring some of the theatre's most ingenious lines. An ever-enduring masterpiece, don't miss your chance to see James McAvoy star in this Olivier Award-nominated New York transfer. 


A firm block-buster favorite for his starring roles in X-Men, Atonement, Split plus many many more (the list really does go on), McAvoy has also been a staple in the UK theatre scene, garnering the star four Olivier Award nominations! 

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Opening night: 8 May 2020

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Please note that the images used are from the original London production and may not reflect the current cast. 

Cast and Creative


James McAvoy as Cyrano de Bergerac


Directed by Jamie Lloyd
Written by Edmond Rostand
Adapted by Martin Crimp
Designed by Soutra Gilmour
Lighting design by Jon Clark
Sound and composition by Ben and Max Ringham
Fighting direction by Kate Waters


Olivier Awards, 2020 - Nominations

Best Actor - James McAvoy
Best Director - Jamie Lloyd
Best Revival
Best Sound Design
Best Actress in a Supporting Role

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unique Thrilling UNEXPECTED

Although its base material is still dazzling Jamie Lloyd's production transforms the 19th century masterpiece into a 21st century delight. Coupled with a stellar cast, and crew, this version of Cyrano de Bergerac is nothing like you've ever seen

Hollywood star James McAvoy has returned to the West End in this incredibly modern staging of Edmond Rostand's 19th-century play, Cyrano de Bergerac. B

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