In a year which sees a healthy dose of A-List film stars appearing on the London stage, it seems an intriguing choice for BAFTA Award winner Chiwetel Ejiofor to return to the boards in the title role of Everyman, in a new adaptation by Carol Ann Duffy. This marks the actor's first major stage role since starring as Patrice Lumumba in the Young Vic's A Season in the Congo, and his Olivier Award-winning performance as Othello at the Donmar Warehouse before that in 2007, which I... Read more
Cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor (Everyman), Philip Martin Brown (Father), Sharon D Clarke (Mother) 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. Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives.
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Our Review of Everyman
The story concerns 'Everyman' a man who has lived his life selfishly. He is rich and enjoys pleasures of the flesh without concern for anyone else. However, he is visited by 'Death' who strips him of all his pleasures including Strength and his Five Wits. Before he goes on his journey to his maker, he seeks help from Kindred, Goods, and Fellowship, but all refuse to help. However, a feeble and weak 'Good Deeds' stays with him. As Everyman begins his journey he begins to rid himself... Read more