The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of that most romantic of plays, Cyrano de Bergerac, starring three-time Olivier Award-winner Antony Sher, will close with the evening performance on Valentine's Day.
Cyrano has been playing a "limited engagement" at London's Lyric Theatre since Nov. 25.
Prior to the current West End mounting, the production had gone through two months of rigorous touring on the road in the UK, winning mostly glowing reviews (with the London Times saying that Sher "turns in one of the most compelling Cyranos in recent years").
The play, by Edmond Rostand, celebrated its 100th anniversary on Dec. 27, 1997, and this season there has been a spate of productions -- including three in Paris and another at New York's Roundabout Theatre starring Frank Langella.
The West End production utilizes Anthony Burgess's verse translation of the play, the same one used in the '80s RSC production starring Derek Jacobi. Cyrano is directed by Gregory Doran, who is also directing the RSC's Henry VIII, currently on the boards at London's Young Vic (and which comes to NY's Brooklyn Academy of Music in May).
For tickets to the closing performances of Cyrano, Feb. 11-13 at 7:30 PM and Feb. 14 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM, call 011-44-1-71-494-5454.
-- By Rebecca Paller