National Theatre Live: «Εveryman»
In collaboration with the British Embassy & the British Council in Athens
Live transmission from the Olivier Theatre – London
With English subtitles
Suitable for 15yrs+
BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).
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, movement director: Javier De Frutos
Set designer: Ian MacNeil
Costume designer: Nicky Gillibrand
Music: William Lyons
Cast: Stephen Aintree, Philip Martin Brown, Paul Bellion, Adam Burton, Michelle Butterly, Dermot Crowley, Sharon D Clarke, Kate Duchêne, Amy Griffiths, Nick Holder, Nickolas Karimi, Joshua Lacey, Penny Layden, Coral Messam, Amanda Minihan, Itxaso Moreno, Ira Mandela Siobhan, Kiruna Stamell, Clemmie Sveaas
photos: Richard Hubert Smith