Read Reviews for Cyrano de Bergerac in London, Starring James McAvoy

The Verdict   Read Reviews for Cyrano de Bergerac in London, Starring James McAvoy
 
Martin Crimp’s adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play opened at the Playhouse Theatre December 6.
James McAvoy in <i>Cyrano de Bergerac</i>
James McAvoy in Cyrano de Bergerac Marc Brenner

X-Men actor James McAvoy continues his collaboration with director Jamie Lloyd in the new London production of Cyrano de Bergerac, which opened at the Playhouse Theatre December .

Martin Crimp's adaptation strips back Edmond Rostand’s 1897 verse drama, presenting the story of the poet with a famously large nose as rap battle-meets-slam poetry.

Read reviews below.

The Arts Desk (Aleks Sierz)

The Guardian (Michael Billington)

Go London (Nick Curtis)

The Hollywood Reporter (Demetrios Matheou)

The Independent (Paul Taylor)

Metro (Claire Allfree)

The Stage (Natasha Tripney)

The Times (Marc Brenner)

TimeOut London (Andrzej Lukowski)

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

The play, which continues through February 29, 2020, also stars Anita-Joy Uwajeh, Eben Figueiredo, Michele Austin, Adam Best, Sam Black, Nari Blair-Mangat, Philip Cairns, Tom Edden, Chris Fung, Adrian Der Gregorian, Carla Harrison-Hodge, Seun Shote, Kiruna Stamell, Nima Taleghani, Vaneeka Dadhria, Mika Johnson, and Brinsley Terence.

The production features sets and costumes by Soutra Gilmour, lighting by Jon Clark, sound design and original music by Ben and Max Rinham, and fight direction by Kate Waters. Casting is by Stuart Burt.

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