As classic romantic comedies go, the sublimely witty story of Cyrano De Bergerac is one of the world’s most popular. This splendid adaptation by Deborah McAndrew has its heart in the romance with its rapier sharp humour and thrust in the form of a bawdy, witty and very engaging romp. 728 more words
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NOBILITY AND THE NOSE on tour
You’ve hardly sat down before there’s a jolly mass drinking-song in pantaloons, leather breastplates and hat-feathers being romped through in front of cod-17c drapes covered in zodiac signs, followed by a magnificent somersaulting dwarf pickpocket emerging from a bustle, a wild chase, a fabulous spread of patisserie and a violent duel with rapiers in a theatre not unlike our own dear Bury. 584 more words
Northern Broadsides and the New Vic Theatre’s rendition of Cyrano is nothing to sniff at.
Stepping into the theatre, the set immediately caught my eye. Instead of moving parts, three huge canvases adorned with Latin and celestial diagrams, dropped down from ceiling to floor. 273 more words