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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Northern Broadsides' New Adaptation of CYRANO at New Vic Theatre

Northern Broadsides are set to start off their 25th anniversary year by joining forces with the award-winning New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, to stage Cyrano, a new adaptation by award-winning playwright Deborah McAndrew (the UK Theatre Award and Manchester Theatre Awards winning An August Bank Holiday Lark) of Edmond Rostand's classic romantic comedy Cyrano de Bergerac. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal!

Set in the golden age of musketeers, Deborah McAndrew's lively new adaptation brings fresh vigour to this swashbuckling tale of unrequited love. Add to this Northern Broadsides' musical panache, acclaimed charisma and exuberant performance style and you have a delightful evening of pure drama that will lift your spirits and make your heart ache.

Playing the title role will be ChristIan Edwards who recently played Grantaire in the West End production of Les Miserables. Christian will be joined in the cast by Paul Barnhill (Brassed Off, Oldham Coliseum and the recent Steven Spielberg version of The BFG which he appeared alongside his daughter Ruby who played the lead role of Sophie. Paul will also be appearing in Spielberg's next film Ready Player One); Angela Bain (Made in Dagenham, Queens Theatre); Adam Barlow (The Merry Wives, Northern Broadsides); Andy Cryer (Consuming Passions, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough);Jessica Dyas (The Winter's Tale, Northern Broadsides); Michael Hugo (Around the Day in Eighty days, New Vic Theatre/ Royal Exchange); Anthony Hunt (The Commitments, West End); , Perry Moore (Peter Pan in Scarlet, New Vic Theatre); Francesca Mills (A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer, Complicitie and Star Wars: Force Awakens); Robert Wade, Andrew Whitehead (Unsung, Liverpool Everyman Theatre) and newcomer Sharon Singh as Roxane.

Directed by Northern Broadsides Resident director Conrad Nelson, the adaptation will premiere at the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme, from 3 - 25 February 2017 before touring nationally until 27 May 2017.

Photo Credit: Nobby Clark

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Northern Broadsides' New Adaptation of CYRANO at New Vic Theatre
Tony Hunt and director Conrad Nelson

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Northern Broadsides' New Adaptation of CYRANO at New Vic Theatre
Playwright Deborah McAndrew

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Northern Broadsides' New Adaptation of CYRANO at New Vic Theatre
Music call

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Northern Broadsides' New Adaptation of CYRANO at New Vic Theatre
Mike Hugo

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Northern Broadsides' New Adaptation of CYRANO at New Vic Theatre
Fight rehearsals

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Northern Broadsides' New Adaptation of CYRANO at New Vic Theatre
Fight rehearsals

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Northern Broadsides' New Adaptation of CYRANO at New Vic Theatre
Director Conrad Nelson leads the dance

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Northern Broadsides' New Adaptation of CYRANO at New Vic Theatre
Director Conrad Nelson

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Northern Broadsides' New Adaptation of CYRANO at New Vic Theatre
Director Conrad Nelson at the piano

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Northern Broadsides' New Adaptation of CYRANO at New Vic Theatre
Director Conrad Nelson and playwright Deborah McAndrew

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Northern Broadsides' New Adaptation of CYRANO at New Vic Theatre
ChristIan Edwards

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Northern Broadsides' New Adaptation of CYRANO at New Vic Theatre
Adam Barlow and Andy Cryer


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