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Citizens Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
Cyrano de Bergerac
by Edmond Rostand
Translated by Edwin Morgan
The hugely romantic Cyrano de Bergerac is given a Glaswegian heart in a new production by Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill of Edwin Morgan’s Glaswegian-Scots translation.
The swashbuckling and flamboyant Cyrano’s low self-image prevents him from revealing his love to Roxanne. He lends his poetic skills instead to the outwardly handsome Christian, who wins Roxanne’s heart through his passionate ghost-written letters. Throughout his adventurous life, Cyrano continues to put quill to parchment, risking his life in the process, to express his true feelings.
A hugely ambitious 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 vivid and completely joyous event, Cyrano de Bergerac will be a celebration of theatre itself, and is presented by the Citizens Theatre at Tramway and the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, and tours to Eden Court Theatre, Inverness.
Recommended for 12+
Running time: 3 hours with one interval
Ticket prices range from £12.50-£26.50
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There will be a 50p ticket sale here on Saturday 25 August.
£3 off full price tickets for Senior Citizens, Disabled and Students
£2 Gorbals Card and Unemployed (please book via Citizens Theatre: citz.co.uk / 0141 429 0022)
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Previews: Sat 1, Mon 3 & Tue 4 Sep, 7.30pm
Matinees: Sat 15 & Sat 22 Sep, 2.30pm
AD & CAP Performance: Sat 15 Sep, 2.30pm
BSL Performance: Fri 21 Sep, 7.30pm
Deaf Theatre Club: Fri 21 Sep, 7.30pm
Please note - the post-show talk advertised on Tue 18 Sep has now been cancelled