Love James McAvoy. It was only yesterday I was reminiscing about his knockout performance during a rehearsed reading.
So any announcement that he is returning to the stage is exciting. Except that Martin Crimp, writer of two of my least favourite plays, is involved.
The silver lining is that it's an adaptation, not his own play.
I'm still reeling from having endured When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other earlier this year, not least because that will forever be the first (maybe only) play I've seen Cate Blanchett in.
The vehicle for McAvoy's next stage outing is Edmond Rostand's classic play, Cyrano de Bergerac. How much harm can Crimp do?
Jamie Lloyd is directing which is definitely a plus. He and McAvoy have worked together a number of times before.