NEWS: James McAvoy to Star in Cyrano de Bergerac

The production is set to run at the Playhouse Theatre from the 27th November.

It has been announced that The Jamie Lloyd Company will present a brand new season in the West End, which will run at the Playhouse Theatre from November 2019 to August 2020.

The first production in the season will be Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac adapted by Martin Crimp. Playing at the Playhouse Theatre from the 27th November, it was also confirmed that the cast will be led by Golden Globe and Olivier Award nominated James McAvoy.

This news marks the latest collaboration between James McAvoy and director Jamie Lloyd, who have previously worked together on The Ruling Class and Macbeth at Trafalgar Studios, Three Days of Rain at Apollo Theatre and Heart of Darkness for BBC Radio 4. 

It has also been confirmed that The Jamie Lloyd Company will be offering 15,000 free tickets to first time theatre-goers, invited through a special outreach programme and 15,000 tickets for £15 for key workers, under 30s, and those receiving job seeker’s allowance or other government benefits.

Talking about the news, Jamie Lloyd said: “I can’t wait to get back into the rehearsal room with James McAvoy, who shares my commitment to accessibility in the arts. In a radical move for the West End, we will invite thousands of people who have never visited a theatre before to experience our work, performed by world-class actors, for free. That’s 15,000 completely free tickets across the season, thanks to our relationship with Ambassador Theatre Group and the new partnership with British Airways. Every day, we talk about making theatre more accessible to absolutely everyone, but, inspired by free museum and gallery entry, I believe that true and meaningful access actually means free tickets. I hope that this inspires other theatre companies and producers to investigate similar schemes in the future, changing the landscape of West End theatre forever.”

As well as being directed by Jamie Lloyd, the production will feature designs by Soutra Gilmour, Lighting Design by Jon Clark, Sound and Composition by Ben and Max Ringham and Fight Direction by Kate Waters.

Tickets for Cyrano de Bergerac are on sale now and available to buy through ATG Tickets. You can also book through Love London Love Culture, Love, Encore Tickets, See Tickets, From the Box Office, Theatre Tickets or Last

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