FEELING NOSEY? CATCH JAMES McAVOY IN THE WEST END’S HOTTEST NEW SHOW, SCREENING AT THE TORCH THEATRE
Giant of film, TV and the stage James McAvoy (X-men, Split, Atonement) returns to the stage in a must-see production of the theatre classic Cyrano de Bergerac, recorded ‘live’ at the Playhouse Theatre, London, and screening at the Torch Theatre on Tuesday 17 March.
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?
Set in 1640s France, Edmond Rostand’s love story Cyrano de Bergerac has been called “the original rom-com” and has enjoyed numerous adaptations on stage and screen, including the eponymous 1990 movie starring Gerard Depardieu and the Steve Martin/Daryl Hannah romantic comedy Roxanne (1987). Martin Crimp’s inventive new adaptation for the National Theatre brings the classic tale bang up to date with contemporary language, spoken word verses, poetry slams and minimal staging, while remaining true to the play’s powerful and resonant themes of courage, inner beauty, true love and friendship.
With a mesmerising performance from McAvoy, leading a diverse cast of eighteen, NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac promises to be a popular addition to the Torch Theatre’s regular series of NT Live broadcasts and screenings, following on from recent hits such as Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag, Present Laughter starring Andrew Scott (Sherlock) and Gillian Anderson and Lily James in battle of the divas All About Eve.
See the NT Live Screening of Cyrano de Bergerac (rated 15) at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, on Tuesday 17 March at 7.00pm. Tickets cost £15, £14 concessions and £8.50 for under 26’s, and can be booked via the theatre’s Box Office on 01646 695267 or online at torchtheatre.co.uk.