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Freddie Fox, Henry Goodman, Josie Lawrence And Chizzy Akudolu Will Lead The UK Premiere Of EDMOND DE BERGERAC

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Freddie Fox, Henry Goodman, Josie Lawrence And Chizzy Akudolu Will Lead The UK Premiere Of EDMOND DE BERGERAC

Edmond de Bergerac, Alexis Michalik's hilarious comedy and French theatre phenomenon, will have its UK premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 15 30 March with a star cast led by Freddie Fox as Edmond Rostand, alongside Henry Goodman as Constant Coquelin, Josie Lawrence as Sarah Bernhardt and Chizzy Akudolu as Maria.

The five-time Moliere Award winning comedy will then tour to York Grand Opera House, Northampton Theatre Royal, Cambridge Arts Theatre and Richmond Theatre.

This English language premi re has a new translation by Jeremy Sams and is directed by the current Artistic Director of Birmingham Rep, Roxana Silbert.

The cast also features Delroy Atkinson as Monsieur Honor ; Gina Bramhill as Jeanne; Nick Cavaliere as Ange Floury; Simon Gregor as Marcel; Harry Kershaw as Jean; David Langham as George Feydeau; Robin Morrisey as L o and Sarah Ridgeway as Rosemonde.

Edmond de Bergerac is the hilarious story behind Cyrano de Bergerac. Set in Paris in 1897, playwright Edmond Rostand (Freddie Fox) is approaching his thirtieth birthday with no new plays but a whole lot of worries. He has not written anything in two years and in desperation has promised a new play to the acting superstar, Constant Coquelin (Henry Goodman).

A desperate Edmond draws on his problems to write a new comedy. It will be an unbelievable tale about the demands of his producers, the whims of the actresses, the jealousy of his wife, his doubting colleagues and the romantic adventures of his best friend. It shall be called Cyrano de Bergerac!

The original production of Edmond continues to play to packed houses in Paris at the Theatre du Palais-Royale.

Alexis Michalik will receive two UK premieres of his work this season. Alongside Edmond de Bergerac at Birmingham Rep and on tour, Intra Muros will open at the Park Theatre, London from 3 April 4 May, directed by Ch Walker. Michalik is an author, actor and director with previous writing credits including Le Porteur d'Histoire which has run for over 1500 performances to date and played around the world, as well as Le Cercle Des Illusionnistes. For these two pieces, Michalik received the Beaumarchais du Figaro Prize, the Jeune Th tre de l'Acad mie Fran aise Award and two coveted Moli re Awards. He wrote and directed Edmond in 2016, winning five Moli re Awards, having just celebrated its 800th performance in Paris and recently released as a feature film. Intra Muros is his most recent work, having opened in Paris, 2017 at the Th tre 13 before transferring to the larger Th tre La P pini re, where it continues to sell out today.

Edmond de Bergerac will be designed by Robert Innes Hopkins. The movement director is Liam Steel and the composer is Dave Price. Sound design is by Dan Hoole and lighting design by Rick Fisher. Voice director is Stephen Kemble, casting director is Amy Ball and Jack McMahon is the assistant director.

Produced in association with Nicolas Talar.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre
15 30 March
0121 236 4455 / birmingham-rep.co.uk

York Grand Opera House
1 6 April
0844 871 3024 / atgtickets.com/venues/grand-opera-house-york/

Northampton Theatre Royal
8 13 April
01604 624811 / royalandderngate.co.uk

Cambridge Arts Theatre
15 20 April
01223 503333 / cambridgeartstheatre.com

Richmond Theatre
29 April 4 May
0844 871 7651 / atgtickets.com/venues/Richmond-theatre


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