National Theatre Live: Cyrano de Bergerac

National Theatre Live: Cyrano de Bergerac

Performance times

This film is not currently showing in cinemas.

National Theatre Live

Cyrano de Bergerac

By Edmond Rostand, in a new version by Martin Crimp Directed by Jamie Lloyd


James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, captured live in 2020 from the West End in London.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.

Please note this is a pre-recorded screening.

The screening starts at the advertised time with a special, short, seasonal Byre bonus, for you to enjoy before the main feature.


Coming to the Byre

Safety is our highest priority, so, before you book, please read about our new procedures, which include:



Booking and attending events

Please try to book in advance online or by phone****.



Help for people with mobility issues:


Emergencies and first aid


Keeping the theatre clean


If you can’t come to the theatre yet.

Text supplied by third party.

Tell us more about this listing.