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Cyrano de Bergerac

By Edmond Rostand. Set in 17th-century France, the play features the eponymous poet-swordsman with a mis-shapen nose who falls in love with the beautiful Roxane.

CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by Edmond Rostand
adapted for radio by John Tydeman

Cyrano de Bergerac is, perhaps, the greatest classic romance. Set in 17th century France, it features the eponymous poet-swordsman with a misshapen nose but abundant panache who falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful Roxane. She, alas, loves another, the dashing Gascon soldier Christian de Neuvillette and Cyrano finds himself acting as the young suitor's ghost writer, pouring out exquisite love poems to win the day.
This production uses Anthony Burgess's fine verse translation of Rostand's ever-popular play. Cyrano is played by Kenneth Branagh, Roxane by Jodhi May and Christian by Tom Hiddleston. They make the most not only of the passion and poetry and the famously moving conclusion, but also the humour which threads through the play.

Cyrano Kenneth Branagh

Roxane Jodhi May

De Guiche John Shrapnel
Christian Tom Hiddleston

RageuneauJimmy Yuill
MontfleuryStephen Critchlow
Bellerose/CapucHugh Dickson
Le Bret Gerard Horan
Carbon/CuigyJohn McAndrew
LigniereSteve Hodson

Duenna/Marthe Frances Jeater
Mother Superior Susan Jamieson
Sister Claire Joannah Tincey
ValvertOliver Le Sueur

Director: David Timson

Engineer: Norman Goodman

Producer: Nicolas Soames
An Ukemi production for Radio 3.

2 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Sun 4 Apr 2010 20:00

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