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#1 theatreguy81



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Posted 19 August 2010 - 09:34 AM

Recently nominated Time Out Critics' Choice and running until 4th September 2010
Tues - Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun @ 5:30pm
Matinees Sat @ 2:30pm

The vibrant Black and White Rainbow theatre company continue their run  of innovative productions of classic texts, after Time Out No.1 Critic's  Choice shows MADNESS IN VALENCIA and THE MISANTHROPE and their first  West End transfer, with CYRANO DE BERGERAC, in the London premiere of  the translation by Ranjit Bolt.

Lose yourself in Rostand's heroic and romantic tale of swashbuckling  suitors and reluctant romantics. Savour the fragrant atmosphere of  Cyrano's beguiling, exciting and wildly romantic world, fizzing with  their unique blend and sumptuous detail and wit. And obviously a touch  of panache.

Reviews for this production to date -

"Gwilym  Lloyd rises to the challenge of the role, inhabiting Cyrano  thoroughly... Iris Roberts is a remarkable Roxane...There are many areas  of this production that deserve praise, not least the ebullient  ensemble... Simon Evans ensures the pace of this lengthy piece never  falters".

- The Stage

"Gwilym  Lloyd's Cyrano is a delight... [but] there is strong support from his  fellows - this is very much a company working as an ensemble.  Although  inevitably the title character dominates, it is Cyrano, not the actor,  who hogs the limelight".

- British Theatre Guide

"Black and White Rainbow's recent  Madness in Valencia secured a West End berth after its stint at the  White Bear... the company's take on Cyrano de Bergerac could easily  follow suit".

- Time Out Critics' Choice

Simon  Evans's direction does not slack for a second, maintaining the energy  levels intense, and the pace so tightly sustained, that the two and a  half hours fly by and you are left wanting more... entrancing from start  to end".

- Remote Goat * * * * *

"The  cast, aided by intelligent and controlled work from both the director  and writer, seem comfortable and confident – but liberated, too. Their  performance styles are nuanced, each part injected with real individual  flair, but the actors also work seamlessly as a group. At times, the  ensemble seems more dance troupe than company of actors and they move  with a synchronised, fluid grace."

- Culture Wars

From the start the young cast send the text fizzing along, helped by Ranjit Bolt’s sparky translation... a big-hearted and often hilarious production that will appeal to romantics of any stripe".

- Dulwich Times

"Simon Evans  skillfully uses the whole company in some playful moments of bandying  wit that establish a camaraderie that pays off during darker  instances...  With a light touch, Evans has brought out the complexities  as well as joys of Rostand’s classic tale. It seems appropriate that  even at Cyrano’s death there is laughter as well as tears and that  neither seems out of place".

- London Magazine

Tickets are bookable at www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk.  The theatre is a two minute walk from Kennington tube station (Northern line).


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