CYRANO DE BERGERAC
14 April - 7 May 2016
By Edmond Rostand
Translated and adapted by Anthony Burgess
With additional poetry by Twm Morys
“I cannot find the words…”
Cyrano de Bergerac; soldier, fighter, lover, and prodigious wordsmith, is desperately in love with Roxane – but he’s got the biggest nose that anyone has ever seen. Christian is beautiful in every aspect, he too loves Roxane, but he’s taciturn, tongue-tied, dumbstruck; in Roxane’s presence he cannot find the words. With Christian’s looks and Cyrano’s poetry the two set about wooing her as the perfect lover. But for Roxane is this all too good to be true? After all, what is more important in a man, his body or his soul? What happens when there aren’t words for the very thing you want to say? And what happens when you lose yourself in translation?
A fully Welsh ensemble reinterpret this classic of the French language in English, with some new Welsh language poetry by Twm Morys. Set in ‘Three Musketeers’ era Paris, against the backdrop of war, comic and tragic in equal measure, Cyrano de Bergerac is one of the most epic love stories of all time.
Directed by Phillip Breen following his hit productions of The Shoemakers Holiday and The Merry Wives of Windsor at the RSC, True West at Citizens Theatre, Glasgow and The Tricycle Theatre, London and Measure For Measure at Theatr Clwyd.
“powerful, beautifully acted….compelling” ★★★★ The Stage
“done with style and panache….stunning” ★★★★ Daily Post
Saturday matinees 2.30pm
Saturday 30 April, 2.30pm
28 April & 5 May
£25, £21, £17, £10 Concessions £2 off top two ticket prices (excluding Saturday evenings)
Previews and First Night £21, £17, £10 Concessions £2 off £19 tickets only (excluding Saturday evening)
Young Person tickets – click for more information
Director: Phillip Breen, Designer: Mark Bailey, Composer, Music Director & Sound Designer: Dyfan Jones
Lighting: Tina MacHugh, Fights: Renny Krupinski, Casting: Nicola Reynolds.
Rhys Parry Jones
Simon Holland Roberts
Dafydd Llyr Thomas
Why not make it an extra special treat and enjoy our Traditional Afternoon Tea?
Available after the matinee performances on Saturdays 23, 30 April & 7 March only. £7.50 per person.
A Selection of Sandwiches
Scone with locally made Jam and Cream
Homemade Bara Brith
Tea or Coffee with milk or cream
Afternoon tea is served in the Main Bar after the show ends.
This offer must be booked in advance of the performance and is only available by phone or in person at Box Office. 01352 701521