Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 3h
James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London and playing here at the Odyssey on Mother’s Day.
Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano (McAvoy) almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane (Anita-Joy Uwajeh, NT’s King Lear). There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. He woos Roxane through the ardent romantic speeches that he ghost-writes for the man she thinks she fancies: the comparatively ordinary dreamboat Christian, very well performed by Eben Figueiredo.
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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