Cyrano by Virginia Gay (after Edmond Rostand)
TheatreHas an audio described performanceHas an Auslan interpreted performance
17 February - 5 March 2023
State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

Cyrano by Virginia Gay (after Edmond Rostand)

17 February - 5 March 2023 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre Buy tickets

Black Swan State Theatre Company and Perth Festival present a Melbourne Theatre Company production

Virginia Gay delivers a joyful, gender-flipped retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac.

Packed with music, wit and aching romance, this reimagining of Edmond Rostand’s classic is a delightfully self-aware, razor-sharp theatrical rom-com.

Cyrano is the most interesting person in any room – a wordsmith, a charmer, a ruthless fighter. She’s fallen for Roxanne: brilliant, beautiful Roxanne – a student of life, with a penchant for poetry and a way with words, just like Cyrano.

But Roxanne’s only got eyes for Yan: all-brawn no-brains Yan, who’s dumbstruck around Roxanne. Until suddenly he starts saying the most amazing things. But it’s not Yan writing these perfect love scenes, it’s Cyrano...

Cyrano is a love letter to hope; to overcoming loneliness and isolation; to language and desire; to the irrepressible magic of theatre – and to the hot mess that is the human heart.

Director Sarah Goodes
Musical Director & Additional Composition Xani Kolac
Set Concept & Design Elizabeth Gadsby
Costume Designer & Set Design Realisation Jo Briscoe
Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
Sound Designer Kelly Ryall
Associate Lighting Designer Tom Willis
Assistant Director George Lazaris
Assistant Lighting Designer Amelia Baker
Intimacy Coordinator Amy Cater
Roller Skate Choreographer Belle Hadiwidjaja
Voice & Dialect Coach Amy Hume

The premiere of Cyrano by Virginia Gay (after Edmond Rostand) was first presented at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, by Melbourne Theatre Company on the 31st of July 2021, with support from the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative. The script was developed with the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, Sydney Festival and the NSW Government through Create NSW and the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants. 

Melbourne Theatre Company is a department of the University of Melbourne and is supported by the Australia Council and Creative Victoria.

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.

Premium

  • $119.00 Adult
  • $107.00 Friends of the Festival (Available via phone or box office only)

A Reserve

  • $90.00 - $99.00 Adult
  • $81.00 - $89.00 Friends of the Festival (Available via phone or box office only)
  • $90.00 Concession (Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, unemployed, Veteran Card holders, Health Care Card holders)
  • $45.00 - $47.00 Students

B Reserve

  • $72.00 - $79.00 Adult
  • $64.80 - $71.00 Friends of the Festival (Available via phone or box office only)
  • $72.00 Concession (Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, unemployed, Veteran Card holders, Health Care Card holders)
  • $45.00 - $47.00 Students
  • $30.00 Under 30's (Limit 2)

C Reserve (Restricted View)

  • $35.00 Admit 
  • $30.00 Under 30's (limit 2)

Groups

  • $80.00 - $90.00 A Reserve Groups (8+) 
  • $45.00 - $47.00 School Groups (10+) (one complimentary ticket per 10 purchased)
  • $30.00 School Groups ISCEA )10+) (one complimentary ticket per 10 purchased)
    For group bookings phone (08) 6212 9291 or email groups@artsculturetrust.wa.gov.au

Book tickets to three or more events in one transaction to save 10%. Friends save an extra 5% on top of their standard discount. Offer applies to the lowest common number of tickets and on select events only.

Babes in arms permitted for infants up to 2 years.


Pricing and Transaction Fee Information
Transaction fees for ticket purchases differ depending on the sales channel you choose.
Web: $3.95 if cart values is $36 or less, $5.95 if cart value is more than $36.
Phone: $6.95. In person: $0.00. Group bookings: $8.95. Add $2 for postage by Standard Mail or $4.40 for Registered Mail.
All tickets/items prices include GST if applicable and are quoted in Australian dollars.
Ticket prices can be dynamically adjusted, either up or down, based on real-time market demand, and without notice.

Open Captioned, Audio Described Performance and Tactile Tour

  • Saturday 25 February 2023 at 2:00pm

Auslan Interpreted Performance

  • Tuesday 28 February 2023 at 6:30pm

State Theatre Centre of WA related events

View all events

Related events at other venues

View all events