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a new adaptation by Carol Ann Duffy

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor takes the title role in this dynamic new production

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Powerful. Deeply moving. Chiwetel Ejiofor is excellent.

The Times

Director Rufus Norris gets off to a striking start at the National with Carol Ann Duffy’s stunning update of the medieval morality play. Chiwetel Ejiofor is remarkable. 


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A bold, bracing start for Rufus Norris. Chiwetel Ejiofor is magnificent

Financial Times

Sensational staging. The visual effects are tremendous


‘I was a kid with a funny name. People said acting would be difficult’
Chiewetel Ejiofor talks to the Guardian about fame, race and childhood trauma

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Thought provoking. Strikingly imaginative. Chiwetel Ejiofor gives a performances of no-holds barred energy and emotional openness


Bold. Attention grabbing. A startling contemporary version by Carol Ann Duffy.

Evening Standard

'London's a great character'
Chiwetel Ejiofor tells Time Out about reconnecting with London and taking on Everyman

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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.

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