Cyrano’s love for the beautiful Roxanne is as plain as the GIGANTIC nose on his face.
Cursed with the looks of a clown, he weaves his secret longing into love letters of exquisite beauty that he will never dare to send. All he needs is a perfect nose to match his perfect prose. The handsome Christian has also fallen for Roxane – but while he looks like a god, he sounds like a fool.
Sacrificing physical love for fantasy, Cyrano hands his words of love to Christian to speak for them both. Will Roxane fall for the ‘perfect’ man? Can Cyrano exist with only half her heart? Is true love more than skin deep?
This epic love story, immortalised on film by Gerard Depardieu and Steve Martin, is transformed in a dazzling new verse adaptation by Peter Oswald, directed by Tom Morris (Touching the Void, War Horse). Returning to the Bristol Old Vic stage for the first time in six years, Tristan Sturrock (Peter Pan, Poldark) stars as Cyrano to make us fall in love all over again.
A Bristol Old Vic production