National Theatre Live Presents

NT Live: Cyrano De Bergerac

Thursday 20th February, 7.00pm

By Edmond Rostand, in a new version by Martin Crimp
Directed by Jamie Lloyd

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 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?

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.

“funny, thrilling and deeply moving.” ★★★★★ WHATSONSTAGE

“this re-reading of Rostand works beautifully” ★★★★ GUARDIAN

“James McAvoy gives a stunningly powerful performance in this piece of pure theatre” ★★★★★ EVENING STANDARD

“James McAvoy shines as the lovelorn cavalier in this post-‘Hamilton’ take on the iconic French rhyming play” ★★★★ TIMEOUT

“I defy anyone not to fall in love with it.” ★★★★★ THE TELEGRAPH

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