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Cyrano de Bergerac

A Citizens Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh co-production
Love. War. And noses.
Cyrano de Bergerac

Tickets for Edinburgh dates available from The Lyceum website. Tickets for Inverness dates available via Eden Court website.

The hugely romantic Cyrano de Bergerac is given a Caledonian heart in a new production of Edwin Morgan’s Scots translation that’s brimming with Glaswegian patter. This production receives the classic Dominic Hill treatment (The Rivals, The Libertine), with stunning costumes from Scots fashion designer Pam Hogg and design from Tom Piper that’s sure to embody a truly Scottish celebration.

The brash and flamboyant Cyrano’s low self-image prevents him from revealing his love to Roxane. He lends his poetic skills instead to the (outwardly) handsome Christian, who wins Roxane’s heart through his passionate ghost-written letters. Throughout the Franco-Spanish war, Cyrano continues to put quill to parchment, risking his life in the process, to express his true feelings.

An ensemble of actors and musicians use Morgan’s chewy Scots verse to create a fresh take on the enduringly popular period piece, first seen in a legendary production by Communicado 25 years ago. Rostand’s original story was most famously given the Hollywood treatment in the Steve Martin comedy, Roxanne.

A timeless tale about unrequited love, Cyrano de Bergerac is presented by the Citizens Theatre at Tramway and the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, and tours to Eden Court Theatre, Inverness. 


Introducing Dr Pam Hogg

Introducing Tom Piper

Introducing Nikola Kodjabashia

Introducing Edwin Morgan

Be seduced by the Glasgow-Scots language at the heart of Cyrano 

    1 Sep7.30pm Preview
    3 Sep7.30pm Preview
    4 Sep7.30pm Preview
    5 Sep7.30pm
    6 Sep7.30pm
    7 Sep7.30pm
    8 Sep7.30pm
    11 Sep7.30pm
    12 Sep7.30pm
    13 Sep7.30pm
    14 Sep7.30pm
    15 Sep2.30pm Audio Described Captioned
    15 Sep7.30pm
    18 Sep7.30pm
    19 Sep7.30pm
    20 Sep7.30pm
    21 Sep7.30pm Signed
    22 Sep2.30pm
    22 Sep7.30pm
  • Cast & Creative Team
    Creative Team

    Writer - Edmond Rostand

    Translated by Edwin Morgan

    Director - Dominic Hill

    Set Designer -  Tom Piper

    Costume Designer - Pam Hogg

    Lighting Designer - Lizzie Powell

    Composer - Nikola Kodjabashia

    Movement Director - Kally Lloyd-Jones

    Fight Director -  Renny Krupinski

    Casting Director - Laura Donnelly CDG


    Maggie Bain - Valvert/Ensemble

    Nalini Chetty - Le Bret/Ensemble

    Malcolm Cumming (Robertson Trust Citizens Theatre Actor Intern) - Ensemble

    George Drennan - Ensemble/Musician

    Brian Ferguson - Cyrano de Bergerac

    Keith Fleming - De Guiche/Ensemble

    Jessica Hardwick - Roxane/Ensemble

    Bhav Joshi - Ensemble

    Scott Mackie - Christian/Ensemble

    Isobel McArthur - Ensemble/Musician

    Samuel Pashby - Ensemble/Musician

    Gabriel Quigley - Ragueneau/Ensemble

    Anna Russell-Martin (Citizens Theatre Actor Intern) - Ensemble 

    Ewan Somers - Ensemble/ Cyrano Understudy


"honours Morgan's rendering of Rostand's yarn in vivid and audacious fashion, delivering the entire production with an almighty swagger"
- The Herald

"a continuously dazzling theatrical spectacle"
- The Scotsman

"a fabulous extravaganza"
- The Telegraph

"... combines the playfulness and gravity of Edwin Morgan’s Scots translation with tour-de-force performances, alongside innovative staging and music from a uniquely talented creative team."
- The Skinny

"This is a glorious take on Edwin Morgan’s Scots language translation of Rostand’s play featuring an excellent 13-strong company of actor-musicians."
- The Stage

"sheer poetry"
- Daily Record

"Edwin Morgan's Scots translation of Edmond Rostand's text is rich with Glaswegian patter and is nothing short of a masterpiece"
- Broadway World


"I think the match of Cyrano’s story and Glaswegian is a fantastic match... The original version sees Cyrano with a swagger, a self-deprecating wit, which really hits a chord with Glasgow.”

Brian Ferguson speaks to Brian Beacom for the Evening Times

"If a picture paints a thousand words, Pam Hogg is probably the perfect choice to design costumes for the Citizens Theatre company’s new production of Cyrano de Bergerac"

Neil Cooper interviews Pam Hogg for The Herald

"It’s got everything; it’s funny, it’s sad, it has every emotion and it’s a play for everyone”

Pam Hogg interview for The Scotsman

"As with all her work, she has delved into her archive, reworked previously worn pieces and crafted and stitched with the skills she has honed from the age of just six..."I just want to do the Citizens proud"."

Pam Hogg speaks to the Daily Record

"Her punk-inspired outfits have been worn by a long list of pop legends – Debbie Harry, Siouxsie Sioux, Kylie Minogue, Taylor Swift and Rihanna – while her PVC and Lycra catsuits have become symbolic of female strength"

Tim Jonze interviews Pam Hogg for The Guardian


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Running Time: 3h 05m (including interval)

Deaf Theatre Club for Cyrano de Bergerac will take place on Friday 21 Sep at 7.30pm