Everyman at the National Theatre
National Theatre - Olivier Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
Everyman starring Chiwetel Ejiofor at the National Theatre.
Previews from 22 April 2015 , press night 29 April 2015, continuing in repertoire until 30 August 2015
NT Live broadcast on 16 July
Rufus Norris directs Chiwetel Ejiofor in Carol Ann Duffy’s adaptation of Everyman at the Olivier Theatre.
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, this new production has words by Carol Ann Duffy and movement by Javier De Frutos.
The cast is lead by Chiwetel Ejiofor with Stephen Aintree, Philip Martin Brown, Paul Bullion, Adam Burton, Michelle Butterly, Dermot Crowley, Sharon D Clarke, Kate Duchêne, Amy Griffiths, Nick Holder, Nicholas Karimi, Joshua Lacey, Penny Layden, Coral Messam, Amanda Minihan, Itxaso Moreno, Ira Mandela Siobhan, Kiruna Stamell and Clemmie Sveaas
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Adapted by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, directed by Rufus Norris, with set design by Ian MacNeil, costumes by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting by Paul Anderson, choreography by Javier De Frutos, movement by Javier De Frutos, music by William Lyons and sound by Paul Arditti.
★★★★ ‘Sensational staging. The visual effects are tremendous. Chiwetel Ejiofor as a superb Everyman.’Observer
★★★★ ‘Spectacular. Thought-provoking. Full of Carol Ann Duffy’s brilliant sly rhymes.’ Time Out
★★★★ ‘Powerful. Deeply moving. Chiwetel Ejiofor is excellent.’ The Times
★★★★ ‘An Everyman for today, Carol Ann Duffy’s stunning update of the medieval morality play. Chiwetel Ejiofor is remarkable.’ Guardian
★★★★ ‘Thought provoking. Strikingly imaginative. Chiwetel Ejiofor gives a performances of no-holds barred energy and emotional openness.’Independent
★★★★ ‘Chiwetel Ejiofor is magnificent, holding the huge stage effortlessly, conveying real mortal terror and deeply moving humility.’ Financial Times
★★★★ ‘Fresh and raucous.’ Sunday Times