NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac

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LU Arts
01509 22948
Performance, Screening

James McAvoy stars in a new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live from London's West End.

By Edmond Rostand, in a new version by Martin Crimp
Directed by Jamie Lloyd

Certificate: 15 (tbc)
Running time: 180mins (tbc)

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live from the West End in London.

A charismatic swordsman and brilliant poet, Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his beautiful and intelligent cousin Roxane without her knowing. His one curse in his life, he feels, is his large nose and although it may have been a forming influence in his razer-sharp wit, he believes that Roxane will reject him. When the handsome but unpoetic Christian falls for the beautiful Roxane, he asks Cyrano to help him win her heart. It's a touching play about language, inner beauty and love.

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.

Free car parking available on site.

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Our NT Live screenings are a collaboration between LU Arts and Flix, student-run cinema.

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