Northern Broadsides and New Vic Theatre to visit York Theatre Royal with a swashbuckling new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac from Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 April.
Northern Broadsides have joined forces with the award-winning New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and will be visiting York Theatre Royal with an exciting new adaptation by award-winning playwright Deborah McAndrew (An August Bank Holiday Lark) of Edmond Rostand’s classic romantic comedy Cyrano de Bergerac. It is directed by Northern Broadsides resident director Conrad Nelson.
Cyrano is a brilliant poet and dashing musketeer who is deeply in love with the beautiful Roxane. Afraid of revealing his feelings – for who could love a man with such an enormous nose – he woos her from afar with heartfelt declarations of love, delivered to Roxane from the mouth of the handsome Christian. Cyrano’s exquisite poetry captures her heart, but is it Christian or Cyrano who wins the prize of love?
Set in the golden age of musketeers, Deborah McAndrew’s lively new adaptation brings fresh vigour to this swashbuckling tale of unrequited love.
Add to this Northern Broadsides’ musical panache, acclaimed charisma and exuberant performance style and you have a delightful evening of pure drama that will lift your spirits and make your heart ache.
Resident Director, Conrad Nelson is renowned for his bold approach to comedy, eliciting exquisite performances from the cast and bringing freshness, immediacy and vitality to classic texts that is unparalleled, resulting in highly accessible productions. Nelson says: “The adaptation embraces the poeticism of Rostand’s drama … in this vibrant, funny, romantic and heartbreaking adaptation. Debbie McAndrew has created a carefully crafted version that marries the energy and vibrancy of youth with the romance and classicism of the original.”
“Northern Broadsides sniff out a winner” The Guardian
“Delightful and passionate…” The Stage
“funny, bawdy romp which has exuberance and passion at its core.” British Theatre Guide
Tickets for Cyrano are priced at £30 – £14 and can be purchased at the Box Office on 01904 623 568 or online at yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
Performances: Evenings, Tuesday – Saturday 7.30 pm, matinees Thursday 2pm, Saturday 2.30pm
Cyrano plays at York Theatre Royal from Tuesday 11 to Saturday 15 April 2017.