Cyrano’s love for the beautiful Roxane 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
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“a fun-filled triumph”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“A tour-de-force” from Tristan Sturrock
★ ★ ★ ★
“Leading man Sturrock has the audience in the palm of his hand”
“Bristol Old Vic’s take on this story is a rapturous one”
“A pitch-perfect cast, with Tristan Sturrock at his magnificent best”
Cyrano | Baby-Friendly Performance | Tue 5 Nov, 10.30am
We are now programming select early morning performances for certain shows. This is to provide an accessible performance time for visitors who may only be able to attend early in the day, including parents/carers with young children. Anyone is welcome to book for these shows, but at these performances expect:
- Higher numbers of very young children
- Greater likelihood of baby-based noise
- The show sound may be at a slightly lower level than a typical performance
- Lighting in the auditorium may be kept at a low level
We hope that carers of young children will feel less pressure to have a perfectly-behaved child, and feel comfortable to either leave or stay in the space as needed throughout the morning matinee.
Our general Babes in Arms Policy for all other matinee and evening performances can be found here.