Cyrano de Bergerac

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow; Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh; Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

2018

Overview

0 Stars

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

Reviews

  • 5 Stars

    a fabulous extravaganza

    The Telegraph

  • 5 Stars

    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

    The Scotsman

  • 5 Stars

    a vintage production fired with breath-taking panache

    The Herald

  • 5 Stars

    an unbelievable celebration of Scottish theatre

    Fringe Review

  • 5 Stars

    a tour de force that captivates, amuses and, ultimately, breaks one’s heart

    Herald on Sunday

  • 5 Stars

    showcases the best of Scottish theatre

    The Skinny

  • 5 Stars

    a colourful, brash and gorgeous production

    Reviewsphere

  • 5 Stars

    a wonderful, joyful production… not to be missed

    Mumble Post

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