Your browser (Internet Explorer) is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites. Click here to Learn how to update your browser.

“A swashbuckling tale of unrequited love”

Cyrano

Friday 3 February–Saturday 25 February 2017

Northern Broadsides, in partnership with the New Vic Theatre

By Deborah McAndrew, Directed by Conrad Nelson

Northern Broadsides and the New Vic Theatre join forces to bring their celebrated musical panache, acclaimed charisma and exuberant performance style to this swashbuckling tale of unrequited love set in the golden age of musketeers. A delightful evening of pure drama that will lift your spirits and make your heart ache.

Cyrano de Bergerac, a brilliant poet and swordsman, is deeply in love with his brilliant and beautiful cousin, Roxane. Each day of his life is lived only for her – every poem he writes, every duel he fights.

But, despite his dash and his daring, Cyrano is afraid of revealing his true feelings, certain she will never love him in return. For who could love a man with such an enormous nose?

“Acting so immediate . . . it becomes difficult to believe that anyone could be only pretending” The Guardian

 

Cast

Christian Edwards                Cyrano
Sharon Singh                         Roxane
Adam Barlow                         Christian
Andrew Whitehead               Le Bret / Ensemble
Andy Cryer                             De Guiche / Ensemble
Paul Barnhill                          Ragueneau / Ensemble
Angela Bain                            Bellerose/ Duenna / Mother Marguerite / Ensemble
Jessica Dyas                           Buffet Girl/ Lise Ragueneau / Sister Claire / Ensemble
Francesca Mills                      Pickpocket / Apprentice / Sister Martha / Ensemble
Anthony Hunt                        Cavalryman / Cadet 1 /Ensemble
Robert Wade                          Musketeer / Cadet 3 / Ensemble
Perry Moore                           Lady / Valvert / Cadet 2 / Ensemble
Michael Hugo                        Ligniere / Monfleury / Ensemble

Creative Team

Conrad Nelson                       Director and Composer
Lis Evans                                 Designer
Daniella Beattie                     Lighting Designer
James Earls-Davis                Sound Designer
Rebekah Hughes                   Musical Director
Philip d’Orléans                     Fight Director
Beverley Norris-Edmunds  Choreographer

Friday 3 February–Saturday 25 February 2017

Trailer

Photo Gallery

Image by Nobby Clark

Reviews

Star Star Star Star

“Both heart-warming and heart-breaking in equal measure…”

Matthew Bagnall, The Reviews Hub

“This classic tale of unrequited love has a big heart to match…”

A Lees, The Sentinel
Star Star Star Star

“ It’s a production which supplies all the required braggadocio and swagger…”

Alfred Hickling, The Guardian
Star Star Star

“Delightful and passionate…”

Neil Bonner, The Stage

“high-energy, swashbuckling, romantic comedy…”

Francesca Avigo, Staffslive

“tickles the funny bone before plunging into your heart…”

William Stafford, Bum On A Seat

Latest News

Image by Andrew Billington

Newcastle-under-Lyme named as one of six Cities of Circus for 2018

Newcastle-under-Lyme will be a hub for circus celebrations in 2018 after being named as one of the six Cities of Circus by…

Read Article ›

Zoë Waterman joins the New Vic as Associate Director

The New Vic Theatre today announces that Zoë Waterman will join the theatre-in-the-round as Associate Director as part of their dedication to…

Read Article ›

New Vic collaborates with Roundhouse and Upswing for Circus 50:50

The New Vic, in partnership with Roundhouse and Upswing, are inviting applications for their Circus 50:50 artist development programme. Building on the…

Read Article ›