NT Live: CYRANO DE BERGERAC
Director: Jamie Lloyd
Screenwriter: Stageplay by Edmond Rostand, adapted by Martin Crimp.
Cast: James McAvoy, Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Eben Figueiredo.
Scottish actor James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. 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 problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society defined by narcissism win out, or can Cyrano’s mastery of the spoken word set Roxane’s world alight? Set in modern times with a diverse cast, Cyrano is fulfilling the Jamie Lloyd Company’s mission to bring a new young audience to the theater.
“James McAvoy gives a stunningly powerful performance in this piece of pure theatre, the most breathtakingly exciting show in London right now…Bravo.” Nick Curtis, The Evening Standard London.