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NTLIVE: Cyrano de Bergerac
Thu, 5th March, 2020 @ 19:00pm - 21:30pm£8 – £12
We will be Screening the ( Feb 20th ) live performance from London’s West End Cyrano de Bergerac, starring James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) in the title role On March 5th. This inventive new adaptation by Martin Crimp tells the story our hero.
★★★★★ “Edmond Rostand’s play, written in 1897 but set in 1640, is rapped into the 21st century. Yet every fibre vibrates to Edmond Rostand’s ideas about outward illusion, inner voices – and the spellbinding power of speech. It has a star at its centre – James McAvoy firecrackers across the stage – but its plea is for the importance not of celebrity but of art. You don’t hear that very often these days.”The Guardian
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?
★★★★”…a piercingly perceptive production” The Indepndent
★★★★★James McAvoy stuns in a piece of pure theatre” London Evening Standard
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.