Cyrano de Bergerac

Finally a good role for Colm Feore. Cyrano allows him to use all his talents – comedy to tragedy, but still permits him to talk about love and passion without having to demonstrate it.
Mike Sharra was excellent as the lover Christian de Neuvillette.
Amanda Lisman was a new face for us and was excellent as Roxanne.
This is a strange play, as it covers a wide range of time and space. The last act is dramatic, but could easily be cut out and the play could end with the battle, leaving the results ambiguous.
The cators at Stratford again demonstrated their level of professionalism, restarting the play after it had to be stopped for a medical emergency. They came back on stage and picked up where they left off perfectly.


About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Cyrano de Bergerac

  1. Keith says:

    Yes, Feore was good in this – sorta makes up for the mediocre Macbeth.The rest of the cast was excellent and I liked the play up until the battle scene.It seemed like a obvious fade-to-black, with Roxanne never knowing the truth.The rest of the play undercut the poignancy of the situation.

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