This is a musical adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, which is set in 1930s gangster mode in an unnamed American city—think Chicago. The image here of Cyrano comes from the Cambridge program.
I was asked by Griff Rhys-Jones, then a student at Cambridge, now a prominent figure in British theater and television, to adapt the script for a production on the university stage. I rushed handwritten bits of script to the actors just in time for them to rehearse each scene, and as a result there is still no typescript for the play, only a manuscript-literally. Both The Guardian and The Cambridge Evening News praised the play highly.
Type: Full-length musical