Cyrano de Bergerac
A Citizens Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh co-production
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 Discussion 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