James McAvoy returns to the West End in an inventive new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s masterwork by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd.
Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love. 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 De Bergerac - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?
Fresh from their triumphant Broadway transfer of Betrayal, The Jamie Lloyd Company’s latest production blazes into the Playhouse Theatre with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.
‘James McAvoy gives a stunningly powerful performance’ ★★★★★ - Evening Standard
‘This is a last-minute contender for production of the year.’ - ★★★★★ - Metro
‘I defy anyone not to fall in love with it.’ ★★★★★ - The Telegraph
The performance of Cyrano de Bergerac on Thursday 20th 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.
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).
Contains swearing and full nudity.
Now taking bookings for performances from Thu 20th February 2020 until Thu 27th February 2020.
Show times for each day are below.
Bus routes: (Whitehall) 3, 12, 24, 53, 88, 91, 159, 453; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 29, 87, 139, 176
Night buses: (Whitehall) 12, 53, 88, 159, 453, N2, N3, N5, N18, N20, N44, N52, N91, N97, N109, N136, N381; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, 176, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N29, N47, N87, N89, N155, N343, N550, N551
Nearest rail: Charing Cross Station
Tube lines: District, Bakerloo, Northern, Circle Lines
Nearest tube: Embankment
Directions from Embankment :
(2mins) Follow Embankment Place right under the bridge; turn right onto Northumberland Avenue and you will see the theatre.
Car park: Trafalgar (10mins)
In congestion zone?: Yes
Infrared hearing loop
Please note: The location shown on the map is an approximate location of the theatre. In the majority of cases the theatre will be marked on the map so please make sure you locate the exact location yourself. If the theatre is not shown on the map please make sure you locate the correct road name and take account of the directions.
Cyrano de Bergerac
Playhouse Theatre, London
2 hours 50 minutes