Rufus Norris directs Carol Ann Duffy’s new adaptation of the classic Everyman at the National Theatre, his first production as Artistic Director of the National.
Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as the eponymous Everyman, the updated 15th century morality play charts Everyman’s pilgrimage to God after he receives a visit from Death on the night of his 40th birthday. While Everyman urges his Companions, Kindred and Goods to follow him to his final reckoning it is ultimately Good Deeds and the discovery of his soul that will accompany him to his meeting with God.
Everyman will run at the Olivier Theatre at the National Theatre until 30th August 2015.
What the critics are saying:
“A good start from the new boss” **** Dominic Maxwell The Times
“Norris’s virtuosic production that captures both the frantic dizziness of a money-driven world and the beckoning finality of death.” **** Michael Billington The Guardian