THE next National Theatre Live production can be seen at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis and Bridport Electric Palace on Thursday, February 20.

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, to be broadcast at 7pm from the West End in London.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

This classic play is brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s resistance against overwhelming odds.

Contact the relevant box office for tickets.