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Theatre REVIEW: Cyrano de Bergerac - ★★★★★

Updated: May 19, 2022

James McAvoy returns home to Glasgow with The Jamie Lloyd Company’s ‘breathtakingly exciting’ (Evening Standard) production of Cyrano De Bergerac.

Following a sold-out West End season in 2019, and a much-anticipated return to the London stage early next year, the unmissable revival of Edmond Rostand’s masterwork comes to the Glasgow Theatre Royal from 18 Mar, for 9 performances only.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of De Bergerac - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?



Glasgow Theatre Royal


18th - 26th March



Sunday 20th March - Callum, Mylo, Xander, Dylan & Stewart

Xander (Age 13) - ★★★★★

"It was very good but also sometimes very confusing. I like the beat boxing element because it was very unique."

Mylo (Age 14) - ★★★★★

"Cyrano de Bergerac was a brilliant play that expressed well the importance of poetry in a world where prose was becoming more prominent. The show was so good that it achieved a standing ovation after the time came for it to finish (I believe that this was well deserved). The actors did a great hob of portraying the elaborate characters of the play. The story was tragic but in cotrast was a beautiful story about love and romance. I am so glad that I got the opportunity to watch it. It was quite long but most of it should definitely not have been cut."

Callum (Age 13) - ★★★★

“I liked Cyrano. It was funny and clever. The music was great. I would recommend that you go and see it.”

Stewart - ★★★★★

"An exceptional, vibrant, provocative and engaging revival of a fantastic classic play. The whole production gives a youthful, edgy energy that delves well into the grittier side of Cyrano's lifestyle as with this update his poetry is a spoken word rap battle.

Despite its length the play does move along at a rapid rate and the rich wordy dialogue is spiky, thoughtful and at times downright hilarious. When things slow down, it becomes intense and atmospheric as Cyrano delves into his poetry of his love for Roxanne.

The cast is fantastic and James McAvoy is outstanding in the lead, an interesting choice for the role but he goes full pelt with this performance and it's one that will be hard to ever forget. There's real magic on the stage there happening right in front of you. It's brilliant."



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