Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.
One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.
Director: Rufus Norris
Choreographer and Movement Director: Javier De Frutos
Lighting Designer:Paul Anderson
Music Production:Dominic Betmead
★★★★ Bold. Attention grabbing. A startling contemporary version by Carol Ann Duffy. Evening Standard★★★★ A bold, bracing start for Rufus Norris. Chiwetel Ejiofor is magnificent. Financial Times
★★★★ Sensational staging. The visual effects are tremendous. Observer
★★★★ Thought provoking. Strikingly imaginative. Chiwetel Ejiofor gives a performances of no-holds barred energy and emotional openness. Independent