Cyrano (audio described)


Date 15 Oct 2022

Time 18:30 PM


Southbank Theatre – The Sumner box office

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Phone 03 8688 0800



Audio Described Saturday 15 October at 2pm

Tuesday 18 October at 6.30pm

Southbank Theatre – The Sumner

140 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank

Box Office: 03 8688 0800

  • Companion Cards accepted – please mention Audio Description when booking
  • By Virginia Gay after Edmond Rostand
  • Director: Sarah Goodes
  • Cast Includes: Virginia Gay, Holly Austin, Milo Hartill and Tuuli Narkle
  • Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes – no interval
  • Content warnings: Contains coarse language, sexual references, mature themes, theatrical haze and loud noises.

Following the wild success of Calamity Jane, Virginia Gay ups the ante with a joyous, gender-flipped retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac, packed with music, wit and aching romance. Freely adapting and reimagining Edmond Rostand’s classic play, Gay gives us a delightfully self-aware theatrical rom-com for our times.

Cyrano is the most interesting person in any room – a wordsmith, a charmer, a ruthless fighter. She works twice as hard and runs twice as fast as any of the pretty boys, because she’s deeply ashamed of something about herself. Enter Roxanne: brilliant, beautiful Roxanne – a student of life, with a penchant for poetry and a way with words, just like Cyrano. But Roxanne doesn’t like Cyrano … not like that. She’s only got eyes for Yan: hot, manly Yan; all-brawn-and-no-brains Yan, who is dumbstruck around Roxanne. Probably shy, right? Until suddenly he starts saying the most amazing things. But it’s not Yan writing these perfect love scenes, it’s Cyrano ...

With director Sarah Goodes (Home, I’m Darling) at the helm, Virginia Gay (Vivid White, The Beast) in the title role, and a triumphant return to the stage after lockdown closed the production hours before opening in 2021, this is the Cyrano we both need and deserve: a love letter to hope; to overcoming loneliness and isolation; to language and desire, and the irrepressible magic of theatre; and to the hot mess that is the human heart.


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