“James McAvoy gives a stunningly powerful performance in this piece of pure theatre”
“James McAvoy shines as the lovelorn cavalier in this post-‘Hamilton’ take on
the iconic French rhyming play”
“This re-reading of Rostand works beautifully”
- WHAT: Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live are bringing an inventive new version of the timeless play “Cyrano de Bergerac” to cinemas nationwide on February 20 only. Captured live from the Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End, the production stars James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) leading a cast of 18 in a contemporary and dramatic performance.
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?
“Cyrano de Bergerac” is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.
- WHO: Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live
- WHEN: Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. local time
- WHERE: Tickets for “NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac” available beginning Friday, December 13, at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in hundreds of select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).