Winner of the 2013 Sydney Theatre Award for the Best Independent Production, Director and Actor, Sport For Jove Theatre Company presents a return season of their acclaimed production, Cyrano de Bergerac – currently playing at the Seymour Centre, before touring to Canberra and Wollongong.
Cyrano de Bergerac is one of the world’s most original and finely crafted romantic comedies; the tale of the beautiful Roxane and the man who would love her, but for his outrageous nose – the play that brought the word ‘panache’ into the English language! Cyrano is a complete theatrical masterpiece.
Cyrano’s ideas and concerns are simply and profoundly human – what does individualism mean and how do we remain faithful to what we believe in? What is love and how do we get past its clichés and false ideals? How does self-esteem define us all our lives? What is beauty? What drives male aggression? What is courage?
And for Rostand, it was a passionate condemnation and plea for a France that he felt was losing its soul, its romance and its creativity to return to a more enlightened, brave and individual sense of its identity – its panache.
Cyrano de Bergerac is relevant now for the same reasons Shakespeare is – its ideas and concerns are simply and profoundly human. Hilarious, action-packed and deeply moving, Cyrano de Bergerac is a complete theatrical masterpiece and will be an unforgettable experience.
Written and premiered in France in December 1897, this is one of the greatest plays the world has ever known. Poetic and theatrical, this award-winning production from Sport for Jove will feature director, Damien Ryan in the title role of Cyrano de Bergerac, for this return season.
Adaptation & Direction: Damien Ryan Featuring: Barry French, Bernadette Ryan, Christopher Stalley, Christopher Tomkinson, Damien Ryan, Drew Livingston, Francesca Savige, James Lugton, John Turnbull, Julian Garner, Lizzie Schebesta, Madeleine Jones, Melanie Dobson, Scott Sheridan, Tim Walter, Thom Blake, Wendy Strehlow, Andrew Johnston Designers: Anna Gardiner and Barry French Stage Manager: Jem Page Assistant Stage Manager: Katherine Holmes, Lauren Holmes Lighting Designer: Daniel Barber Sound Designer: David Stalley
Cyrano de Bergerac
The York Theatre – Seymour Centre, Corner City Road & Cleveland Street, Chippendale (Sydney)
Season continues to 24 June 2017
The Playhouse – Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra
Season: 28 June – 1 July 2017
IMB Theatre – Illawarra Performing Art Centre, 32 Burelli Street, Wollongong
Season: 13 – 16 September 2017
For more information, visit: www.sportforjove.com.au for details.
Image: Cyrano de Bergerac – photo by Phil Erbacher