Cyrano de Bergerac
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Cyrano de Bergerac
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Cyrano de Bergerac London Reviews and Tickets

77%
(9 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
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Negative
11%
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Great acting, Clever, Intelligent, Intense, Edgy

James McAvoy reprises his role in this Olivier Award-winning adaptation of Edmond Rostand's play.

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20 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Slow, Overrated, Quirky

See it if Just awful,this version.left after 15 minutes!!!!!

Don't see it if Don't let it spoil other versions that you may have seen by attending this performance,completely spoilt

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
85
Relevant, Intense, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You think James McAvoy's brilliant and you like witty, clever retellings with lots of wordplay.

Don't see it if You hate poetry or plays about 18th century France

13 Reviews | 1 Follower
85
Intelligent, Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Clever

See it if You love the story of Cyrano and are ready for a brilliant acted, modern re-imagination of it! AN imagination workout!

Don't see it if You're not so familiar with Cyrano story and are looking for a more "picture painting" version to acquaint with. Read more

13 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Resonant, Intelligent, Masterful, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if James McAvoy took us to Cyrano's heart and soul. He is a Masterful, Intense and powerful actor screen and on stage..

Don't see it if Artful and we'll crafted interpretation does not interest you on this timeless tale

12 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Riveting, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you want to see something absolutely astonishing. The whole concept, cast & notably James McCavoy is riveting. A complete must See!!!!

Don't see it if You don't like poetic rhyme.

12 Reviews | 0 Followers
80
Edgy, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if you enjoy raw, emotional performances and pared-back interpretations of classic shows.

Don't see it if you get bored easily. The show is long and there is little in the way of a set or costumes to draw attention.

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Strong, Intense, Masterful, Intelligent, Edgy

See it if you want a raw full on performance by James McAvoy, very talented vocal performer and physical actor. Great support actors too

Don't see it if you like scenery & staging -there isn't any. This is set in modern dress, but it is a historical drama with has unfamiliar names and places

4 Reviews | 1 Follower
89
Resonant, Must see, Intense, Great acting, Clever

See it if This is a work of genius. With a modern adaptation it includes spoken poetry, rapping, and raw emotion. A great diverse cast, I love this.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of spoken poetry or rap, it uses quite complex theatre techniques that only a regular theatre goer would appreciate

Critic Reviews (15)

The London Evening Standard
February 14th, 2022

If anything, this breathtakingly thrilling production by Jamie Lloyd - and the tour-de-force central performance by James McAvoy as the eponymous, big-nosed soldier-poet - have only become deeper and richer since the 2019 premiere. Maybe the last two years have made its themes of separation and loss more profound.
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The Times (UK)
February 4th, 2022

It’s a daringly contemporary re-working which will be remembered for one of the most imposing performances of the decade. [However] the slackening of pace in the second half was unmistakable.
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The Stage (UK)
February 13th, 2022

Lloyd’s production delights in the music of voices – coupled with the Ringham brothers’ sound design and Vaneeka Dadhria’s beatboxing – it continually underscores the fact that this play is, as much as anything, an impassioned love letter to the power of words.
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The Telegraph (UK)
February 13th, 2022

Don’t mention the nose. That’s the warning offered to anyone in the vicinity of Cyrano de Bergerac, who, in James McAvoy’s fiercely charismatic portrayal, is a powder keg of a man: one quip about his legendarily large proboscis and he’s apt to explode.
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Time Out London
February 17th, 2022

Writers are fighters and the word is everything in this firecracker show about passion, rejection, and the crazy genius of the spoken word. The rapiers, intrigue and censorship of Cardinal Richelieu’s Paris, circa 1640, are modernised as razor-sharp banter about love, sex, and – nudge, wink – cultural appropriation.
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Time Out London
December 8th, 2019
For a previous production

It doesn’t have the euphoric effortlessness and virtuoso authenticity of ‘Hamilton’; but it’s not a million miles off...Lloyd and co have cooked up something pretty remarkable.
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The Telegraph (UK)
December 8th, 2019
For a previous production

I’ve barely scratched the surface of a show that cuts to the core of a classic and what it means to be alive. I defy anyone not to fall in love with it.
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London Theatre
December 9th, 2019
For a previous production

I wouldn't necessarily want all my classics to be delivered in this way, but Lloyd's company is committed to attracting a youthful audience...
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