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Jamie Lloyd Company announces 2022 season, with productions starring Emilia Clarke and James McAvoy

The Jamie Lloyd company will also present another run of its Olivier Award-winning production of Cyrano de Bergerac.

The Seagull returns at the Harold Pinter Theatre in summer 2022. 

Emilia Clarke makes her West End debut in the second production of Jamie Lloyd’s Harold Pinter Theatre season as she takes on the role of Nina in Anton Chekov’s play The Seagull, in a new version by Anya Reiss. 

The second of three productions in Jamie Lloyd’s West End season at the Playhouse, and the play examines the personal and professional relationships of two writers and two actors. This version of Chekhov’s play was first seen at Southwark Playhouse in 2012, and will now be directed by Lloyd.

Clarke, who is probably best-known for playing Daenerys Targaryen in the hit TV series Game of Thrones, will appear on stage in the West End for the very first time in The Seagull. Her other film credits include Me Before You, and Last Christmas.

The other production in the Jamie Lloyd season is Cyrano de Bergerac with James McAvoy.

The Jamie Lloyd Company has announced its productions for 2022, including the returns of

two star-led West End plays. The company’s production of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, adapted by Anya Reiss, will return in summer 2022 after closing at the Playhouse Theatre during previews in March 2020. Emilia Clarke will return to her West End debut role as Nina, which begins 29 June 2022 ahead of a 6 July opening night. Performances run to 10 September at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

The cast also includes Tom Rhys Harries as Trigorin, Daniel Monks as Konstantin, Indira Varma as Arkadina, and Sophie Wu as Masha, Katie Buchholz, Tina Harris, and Joseph Langdon. Additional casting is to be announced.

Prior to The Seagull’s opening, the Harold Pinter Theatre will host a return engagement of Martin Crimp’s adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac from 3 February to 12 March 2022. When Lloyd’s production first played the Playhouse Theatre, it received the 2020 Olivier Award for Best Revival. From London, the production will play the Theatre Royal Glasgow from 18 to 26 March and finally the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York from 5 April to 22 May 2022. James McAvoy reprises his Olivier-nominated role as the title character.

The cast also includes Michele Austin as Ragueneau, Adam Best as Le Bret, Sam Black as Armand, Nari Blair-Mangat as Valvert, Vaneeka Dadhria as Beatboxer, Adrian Der Gregorian as Montfleury, Tom Edden as De Guiche, Eben Figueiredo as Christian, Jon Furlong as Annoying Person, Tazmyn-May Gebbett as Minder, Carla Harrison-Hodge as Denise, Mika Onyx Johnson as Usher, Joseph Langdon as Jean-Paul, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo as Marie-Louise, Evelyn Miller as Roxane, Nima Taleghani as Ligniere, and Brinsley Terence as Theatre Owner.

James McAvoy also reprises his Olivier-nominated role in the new production of Edmond Rostand’s classic play Cyrano de Bergerac, which is freely adapted by Martin Crimp and directed by Jamie Lloyd.

Cyrano de Bergerac is a late 19th-century play by Rostand which dramatises the life of its titular character, a 17th-century French playwright and author. There have been multiple revivals of Cyrano in the West End and on Broadway, as well as film and radio adaptations. 

Cyrano de Bergerac will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre starring James McAvoy from 3 February – 12 March 2022. Tickets will be on sale soon. 

This latest adaptation will star McAvoy, who reunites with director Lloyd after their previous West End collaboration of Macbeth at Trafalgar Studios in 2013. The actor’s other West End credits include The Ruling Class (also at Trafalgar Studios), Three Days of Rain at the Apollo Theatre, and Breathing Corpses at the Royal Court. He is known for his screen roles in the X-Men series as Professor X, and the M Night Shyamalan films Split and Glass.

Director Lloyd has directed this summers musical production at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, and his West End production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal – which starred Tom Hiddleston and rounded off the director’s season of the playwright’s short plays – transfers to Broadway. 

Cyrano de Bergerac is adapted by Martin Crimp, whose recent London productions include When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other at the National Theatre, The Treatment at the Almeida Theatre, and In the Republic of Happiness at the Royal Court Theatre.  

Check back for information on when Cyrano de Bergerac tickets will be on sale.

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