A Sport for Jove and Seymour Centre Production

Cyrano de Bergerac

By Edmond Rostand. Adapted by Damien Ryan

One of theatre's great romantic comedies.

13 Sep – 16 Sep

One of the world’s most original and finely crafted romantic comedies, this is the tale of the beautiful Roxane and the man who would love her. The play that brought the word ‘panache’ into the English language, Cyrano de Bergerac is a masterwork of French literature.

Still as funny and captivating as when it was written in the late 1890s, Rostand’s story of the soldier-poet with the outsized nose and larger-than life personality is a brilliant blend of wordplay and swordplay, adventure and romance, humour and heartbreak.

Dominating the 2013 Sydney Theatre Awards, this poetic, engaging and thoroughly entertaining production from independent Sydney company, Sport for Jove, brings the epic story to life. Full of passion, comedy and humanity, Cyrano de Bergerac is a complete theatrical masterpiece.

Recommended for ages 10+. Contains simulated violence.


★★★★ Cyrano is a termendous show... little short of magnificent. Highly recommended” - Sydney Morning Herald

"★★★★★ A magical, transporting night of theatre” - Limelight

"C'est magnifique! Director Damien Ryan's adaptation of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac is nothing short of brilliant – vibrant, bursting with action, sparkling with wit, alive with passion and touching in its moving sentiment of love." - The Canberra Times

"A thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining evening" - Broadway World

"Joyous, life affirming storytelling." - Stage Whispers


Free Talking Point
Cyrano de Bergerac - Merrigong Talking Point Saturday 16 September, 30 mins after the matinee ends.

Image: Original cast. Photo by Seiya Taguchi

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Venue Information

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, IMB Theatre


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Cast & Creative Team

Damien Ryan

Set & Costumer Designer
Anna Gardiner based on original design by Anna Gardiner and Barry French

Lighting Designer
Daniel Barber

Sound Designer
David Stalley

Assistant Director/Fight Choreography
Scott Witt

Andrew Johnston
Barry French
Bernadette Ryan
Christopher Stalley
Christopher Tomkinson
Damien Ryan
Drew Livingston
Eloise Winestock
Frankie Savige
James Lugton
Julian Garner
Lizzie Schebesta
Melanie Dobson
Scott Sheridan
Thom Blake
Tim McGarry
Tim Walter
Wendy Strehlow


Premium: $79
Adult: $67
Conc/Group 8+: $62
Under 30s: $49
Family of 4: $196 (Max 2 Adults)
School Groups 8+: $23

(Under 30s tickets not available online. A per transaction fee of $6.90 applies for phone and online bookings.)

Performance Times
General Public:
Wed 13 Sep, 7.30pm
Thu 14 Sep, 10am
Thu 14 Sep, 6.30pm
Fri 15 Sep, 7.30pm
Sat 16 Sep, 1pm
Sat 16 Sep, 7.30pm

Post-show Q&A:
Thu 14 Sep, 10am
Thu 14 Sep, 6.30pm

Live Captioning:
Sat 16 Sep, 1pm

Running Time
Approx. 3hrs 10 mins (incl. interval)

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