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Cyrano de Bergerac


  • Playwright

    Derek Mahon 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Edmond Rostand

  • Synopsis

    An adaptation of Rostand's Classic play relocated to an Irish setting at the end of the 19th century. Cyrano, poet and swordsman, is a distinguished character famous for his panache but at odds with life because of his ludicrous nose. Reluctant, through fear of ridicule to declare his love for Roxane, he does so indirectly, precipitating a lyrical adventure.

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  • Cast Notes

    All other characters played by members of the company.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Musician Corrina Silvester
Cadet Antonia Grove
Nun Antonia Grove
Dancer Antonia Grove
Cadet Joanne Fong
Nun Joanne Fong
Dancer Joanne Fong
Cadet Gildas Diquero
Dancer Gildas Diquero
Cadet Stephen Berkeley-White
Dancer Stephen Berkeley-White
Dancer Miranda Lind
Nun Miranda Lind
Musician Toby Kelly
Musician Katherine Toy
Musician Bruce O'Neil
Musician Jez Wiles
Cadet Tam Ward
Dancer Tam Ward
Cadet Trevor Thomas
Cadet Karl Sullivan
Dancer Karl Sullivan
Cadet Miranda Lind
Bertrand Daniel Tuite
Jacques William Rycroft
Gus Pascal Langdale
Jules Mark Bonnar
Ligniere Mark Bonnar
Genevieve Katherine Manners
Claire Katherine Manners
Debray Nick Sampson
Ragueneau Anthony O'Donnell
Count de Guiche Malcolm Storry
Christian Zubin Varla
Roxane Claire Price
Valvert Pascal Langdale
Montfleury Stephen Critchlow
Hugh Harry Peacock
Brian Dermot Kerrigan
Patrick Thomas Arnold
Bill Simon Merrells
Marianne Katy Odey
Anne Katy Odey
Castel-Jaloux Gregory Fox-Murphy
Marguerite Mairéad McKinley
Liz Mairéad McKinley
Jodelet David Collings
Cyrano de Bergerac Stephen Rea
Production Team  
Director Howard Davies
Set Designer William Dudley
Lighting Designer Paul Anderson
Costume Designer John Bright
Costume Assistant Ashley Holtom
Sound Designer Paul Groothuis
Dance Captain Miranda Lind
Choreographer Christopher Bruce
Fight Director William Hobbs
Music by Dominic Muldowney
Staff Director Samantha Potter
Design Associate Tim Blazdell
Assistant Lighting Designer Alan Boyd
Production Manager Katrina Gilroy
Assistant Production Manager Gavin Gibson
Stage Manager Ernest Hall
Deputy Stage Manager Angela Bissett
Assistant Stage Manager Paul Greaves
Assistant Stage Manager Thomas Vowles
Costume Supervisor Lynette Mauro
Production Photography Ivan Kyncl
Voice Coach Patsy Rodenburg
Literal translation by Christopher Campbell

Published Scripts

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  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

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  • Contact

    The Gallery Press

  • Address

    Co. Meath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)49 8541779

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.