National Theatre Live

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Edmond Rostand, James McAvoy in a new version by Martin Crimp, Directed by Jamie Lloyd

26 NOV 2020 — Filmed Theatre



National Theatre Live


186 minutes (including an interval)


Rated M: Offensive language, sexual references & content that may offend.

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.

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.


James McAvoy

Dates &

Thu 26 Nov 7:00 PM

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★★★★★ “McAvoy is spellbinding as Cyrano”
★★★★★ “Magnificent”
Broadway World
★★★★★ “Thrilling”
★★★★★ “Mesmerising”
The Times