Cyrano de Bergerac
A Citizens Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh co-production
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.
Date Time Information 1 Sep 7.30pm Preview 3 Sep 7.30pm Preview 4 Sep 7.30pm Preview 5 Sep 7.30pm 6 Sep 7.30pm 7 Sep 7.30pm 8 Sep 7.30pm 11 Sep 7.30pm 12 Sep 7.30pm 13 Sep 7.30pm 14 Sep 7.30pm 15 Sep 2.30pm Audio Described Captioned 15 Sep 7.30pm 18 Sep 7.30pm 19 Sep 7.30pm 20 Sep 7.30pm 21 Sep 7.30pm Signed 22 Sep 2.30pm 22 Sep 7.30pm
Cast & 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
- 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.”
"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"
"It’s got everything; it’s funny, it’s sad, it has every emotion and it’s a play for everyone”
"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"."
"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"