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National Theatre Live: Cyrano De Bergerac
National Theatre Live: Cyrano De Bergerac
A wonderful reimagining of the 1897 play by Edmond Rostand.
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  • Director: Jamie Lloyd
    Starring: James McAvoy
    Running time: 3h (the full running time, inclusive of trailers)

    James McAvoy (X-men, Atonement) takes the title role in this inventive new adaptation of Edmond Rostand's 1897 play written entirely in verse, sometimes without a line break (caesura).

    Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. 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 Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

    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.

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