‘It stays with me, one thing… my panache!’
Cyrano de Bergerac is convinced that his outrageously sized nose will forever stop him from being loved by Roxane, his intellectual and beautiful friend. But Roxane is in love—with Christian, a handsome yet inarticulate soldier in Cyrano’s regiment. Together, Christian and Cyrano make a flawless human.
Edmond Rostand’s original 1890s tragicomic French masterpiece is the unique romance that brought the word ‘panache’ into the English language. This new adaptation by Damien Ryan brings the action forward to WWI, where Cyrano is a war poet like no other.
Sport for Jove’s production of Cyrano de Bergerac won three Sydney Theatre Awards in 2013.
‘It’s an absolutely inspired adaptation, which soars with the poetry and pathos of Rostand’s original… It’s robust, lively, joyous and very funny, as well as deeply humane and poignant.’ — Jo Litson, Limelight