Cyrano de Bergerac

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Martin Crimp's new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 comedy Cyrano de Bergerac will be arriving at the Playhouse Theatre in November, starring James McAvoy in the title role.

Cyrano de Bergerac is a man of many talents; he is a soldier, a musician, and a lovelorn poet. Soon he falls for the beautiful Roxanne, but fears his big nose will stop him finding happiness. Will the ugliness he sees stop him from "being loved by even an ugly woman"?

James McAvoy has taken to the West End stage several time in recent years, playing Walker and Ned in Three Days of Rain, the title role in Macbeth, and Jack Gurney in The Ruling Class. He is best known, however, for his film work, and will be familiar to many from his roles as Mr. Tumnus in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Robbie Turner in Atonement - for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA - and Charles Xavier in the latest series of X-Men films.

Further casting for Cyrano de Bergerac is to be announced.

Directed by Jamie Lloyd - who previously directed McAvoy in Macbeth and The Ruling Class - the play is part of an accessibility initiative headed and championed by Lloyd, opening a season offering 15,000 free tickets to first-time theatre-goers, with a further 15,000 tickets available to key workers, under 30s and people receiving benefits for £15.

A classic comedy sure to tickle your funny bone, Cyrano de Bergerac plays at the Playhouse Theatre from 27 November.

Child Friendly?

Age recommendations for Cyrano de Bergerac are yet to be announced.

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