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Cyrano de Bergerac

Martin Crimp

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A genius with language, but convinced of his own ugliness, Cyrano secretly loves the radiant Roxane. While Roxane is in love with the beautiful but inarticulate Christian.

Cyrano’s generous offer to act as go-between sets in motion a poignant and often hilarious love-triangle, in which each character is torn between the lure of physical attraction and the seductive power of words.

Martin Crimp’s adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac premiered at the Playhouse Theatre, London, in November 2019.

Critic Reviews

Cuts to the core of a classic and what it means to be alive. I defy anyone not to fall in love with it.

Daily Telegraph
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Mesmerising . . . Crimp gives us sinuous hip-hop verse that is grandiloquent and swaggering when it needs to be, but is also witty and, yes, tender . . . an unforgettable evening.

The Times
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A piece of pure theatre, the most breathtakingly exciting show in London right now.

Evening Standard
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‘A new text by Martin Crimp that is diabolically wily . . . Bravo.’


Martin Crimp was born in 1956. His plays include Three Attempted Acts (1985), Dealing with Clair (1988), Play with Repeats (1989), No One Sees the Video (1991), Getting Attention (1992), The Treatment (1993, winner of the John Whiting Award), Attempts on her Life (1997) and The Country (2000). He has translated or adapted work by Ionesco (The Chairs, 1997), Genet…

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