Love. War. And noses.
The hugely romantic Cyrano de Bergerac is given a Glaswegian heart in a new production of Edwin Morgan’s Glaswegian-Scots translation by Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill.
The swashbuckling and flamboyant Cyrano’s low self-image prevents him from revealing his love for Roxanne. He lends his poetic skills instead to the outwardly handsome Christian, who wins Roxanne’s heart through his passionate ghost-written letters. Throughout his adventurous life, Cyrano continues to put quill to parchment, risking his life in the process, to express his true feelings.
An epic ensemble of actors and musicians use Morgan’s rich Scots verse to create a fresh take on the enduringly popular period piece, first seen in the classic production by Communicado 25 years ago. Rostand’s original story was most famously given the Hollywood treatment in the Steve Martin comedy, Roxanne.
A vivid and completely joyous event, Cyrano de Bergerac will be a celebration of theatre itself.
A National Theatre of Scotland, Citizens Theatre and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh co-production
a fabulous extravaganza
sings the big song of humanity in an inimitable Scottish voice, and with an ambition and sense of style that not only thrills the eye, but utterly wins the heart
a vintage production fired with breath-taking panache
an unbelievable celebration of Scottish theatre
a tour de force that captivates, amuses and, ultimately, breaks one’s heart
showcases the best of Scottish theatre
a colourful, brash and gorgeous production
a wonderful, joyful production… not to be missed
Niall BlackProduction Manager
Natalia CortesCompany Stage Manager
Maddy GrantDeputy Stage Manager
Barry FordeAssistant Stage Manager
Valerie RickisAssistant Stage Manager
Jamie HayesTechnical Manager
Jason McQuaideStage Supervisor
David HillStage Supervisor
Stuart JenkinsLighting Supervisor
James GardnerLighting Supervisor
Neil HobbsLighting Technician/Programmers
Amir SherhanSound Supervisor
Chris FerrieSound Technician
Jackie HoltCostume Supervisor
Elaine CoyleCostume Supervisor
Pam McCabeCostume Supervisor
Sara HillCostume Cutter
Benjamin FrostCostume Technician
Karen Lee-BarronCostume Technician/Dresser
Molly MacDonell FinlaysonCostume Technician
Saffron ShearerCostume Technician
Grace SutherlandCostume Technician
Michelle LyonsWardrobe Technician/Wardrobe Supervisor