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Cyrano de Bergerac

Sunday 23 March 2008 20:00-22:15 (Radio 3)

By Edmond Rostand and translated from the French by Anthony Burgess.

Set in 17th century France, Rostand's play features the eponymous poet-swordsman with a misshapen nose who falls in love with the beautiful Roxane. She loves the dashing Gascon soldier Christian de Neuvillette and Cyrano finds himself writing love poems on his behalf.

Duration:

2 hours 15 minutes

Playlist:

Cyrano ...... Kenneth Branagh
Roxane ...... Jodhi May
De Guiche ...... John Shrapnel
Christian ...... Tom Hiddleston
Rageuneau ...... Jimmy Yuill
Montfleury ...... Stephen Critchlow
Bellerose/Capuc ...... Hugh Dickson
Le Bret ...... Gerard Horan
Carbon/Cuigy ...... John McAndrew
Ligniere ...... Steve Hodson
Duenna/Marthe ...... Frances Jeater
Mother Superior ...... Susan Jamieson
Sister Claire ...... Joannah Tincey
Valvert ...... Oliver le Sueur

Director: David Timson.




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