Golden Globe nominee McAvoy may be best known for his heroic feats in the X-Men films, but he has clout on stage and has previously worked with director Jamie Lloyd in Macbeth and The Ruling Class at Trafalgar Studios and Three Days of Rain at Apollo Theatre.
This latest collaboration puts a new twist on the well-known moral romance by Edmond Rostand. Playwright Martin Crimp freely adapts the classic for a new production. Based on the life of writer and visionary Cyrano de Bergerac, it explores free-thinking, self-doubt and love that is more than skin deep.
Eloquent, brave Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with the beautiful Roxane. But a famously giant nose makes him too ugly to attract her affections; she has her eye on handsome Christian De Neuvillette. So Cyrano forsakes his own happiness, crafting the letters and speeches to help Christian win Roxane's heart.
We look forward to seeing how Crimp re-works the well-known fable to make it feel newly relevant to modern audiences.
Thanks to a partnership with British Airways, there will be a ground-breaking outreach programme to ensure the season is accessible and reaching new audiences. The scheme includes 15,000 free tickets for first time theatre-goers and another 15,000 tickets at £15 for under 30s and people receiving benefits.
Tickets for Cyrano de Bergerac at the Playhouse Theatre are now on sale. Click here to book.
|What||Cyrano de Bergerac, Playhouse Theatre|
|Where||Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Embankment (underground)|
27 Nov 19 – 29 Feb 20, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click here for more information|