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The Verdict Read the Reviews for West End Cyrano, Starring James McAvoy

The Jamie Lloyd-directed production returns to London with a New York run to follow.

James McAvoy in Cyrano de Bergerac Marc Brenner

The acclaimed London production of Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal) and starring X-Men actor James McAvoy in the title role, returned to the stage February 3 at the Harold Pinter Theatre. The limited West End engagement continues through March 12 before heading to the Theatre Royal Glasgow (March 18-26) and New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music (April 5-May 22).

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

Read what critics thought of the West End staging in the reviews below:

Daily Mail (Patrick Marmion)

Evening Standard (Nick Curtis)

iNews (Sam Marlowe)

The Stage (Natasha Tripney)

The Times (Clive Davis)

Playbill will continue to update this page as reviews come in.

The cast also features Michele Austin as Ragueneau, Adam Best as Le Bret, Sam Black as Armand, Nari Blair-Mangat as Valvert, Vaneeka Dadhria as Beatboxer, Adrian Der Gregorian as Montfleury, Tom Edden as De Guiche, Eben Figueiredo as Christian, Jon Furlong as Annoying Person, Tazmyn-May Gebbett as Minder, Carla Harrison-Hodge as Denise, Mika Onyx Johnson as Usher, Joseph Langdon as Jean-Paul, Sophie Mercell as Marie-Louise, Evelyn Miller as Roxane, Nima Taleghani as Ligniere, and Brinsley Terence as the Theatre Owner.

The production has set and costume design by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by Jon Clark, composition and sound by Ben and Max Ringham, fight movement by Kate Waters, casting by Stuart Burt, additional movement by Polly Bennett, costume supervision by Anna Josephs, props supervision by Lily Molgaard, associate direction by Rupert Hands, assistant direction by Nari Blair-Mangat, associate design by Rachel Wingate, and associate lighting design by Hector Murray.

The 2019 London production at the Playhouse Theatre won the 2020 Olivier Award for Best Revival.

Cyrano de Bergerac is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions, Glass Half Full Productions, and Wessex Grove in association with Rupert Gavin/Mallory Factor.


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