Cyrano de Bergerac – NT

National Theatre Live

James McAvoy returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to the cinema 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.


“James McAvoy left me speechless” – The Telegraph

BBFC rating
Running time
170 mins
Jamie Lloyd
James McAvoy, Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Nima Taleghan

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February 20th

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