Cyrano de Bergerac


A National Theatre of Scotland, Citizens Theatre and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh co-production.

The hugely romantic Cyrano de Bergerac is given a Caledonian heart in a new production of Edwin Morgan’s Glaswegian-Scots translation by Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill.

The brash and flamboyant Cyrano’s low self-image prevents him from revealing his love for Roxane. He lends his poetic skills instead to the outwardly handsome Christian, who wins Roxane’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.

Brian Ferguson (Black Watch, Anything That Gives Off Light) plays the irresistible Cyrano de Bergerac, with breathtaking set design by Tom Piper and costume design from the iconic British fashion designer Pam Hogg.

A vivid and completely joyous event, Cyrano de Bergerac will be a celebration of theatre itself, and is presented by the Citizens Theatre at Tramway, The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and touring to Eden Court Theatre, Inverness.

Directed by Dominic Hill. Written by Edmond Rostand and translated by Edwin Morgan

Running Time:

3 hours 5 minutes (including 20 minute interval)

Accessible performances available:

  • Captioned

  • Audio Described

  • BSL British Sign Language Performance

Recommended Age Guide:

12+. Please note the performance contains strong language.




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