U.K, 2020, approx. 180 min TBD, 2K DCP, Wri. Edmond Rostand and Martin Crimp, Dir. Jamie Lloyd, Rated R, ByExperience
"James McAvoy gives a stunningly powerful performance in this piece of pure theater." – Nick Curtis, Evening Standard
"Funny, thrilling and deeply moving. It is a triumph, a breathtakingly bold rethinking of a classic in resonant contemporary ways." – Sarah Crompton, WhatsOnStage
James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, straight from London’s West End. 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 and directed 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.
National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas around the world including the Coral Gables Art Cinema! Tickets to these special screenings are $20 and under ($16 for Cinema members). Friday screenings of NTL feature English subtitles as part of our accessibility initiative.