Screened as part of the 2015 & 2016 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From the National Theatre.

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.


★★★★ Powerful. Deeply moving. Chiwetel Ejiofor is excellent. - The Times
★★★★ Brilliant. An Everyman for today. Chiwetel Ejiofor is remarkable. - Guardian
 Spectacular. Thought-provoking. Full of Carol Ann Duffy’s brilliant sly rhymes. - Time Out
 Bold. Attention grabbing. A startling contemporary version by Carol Ann Duffy. - Evening Standard

Dates & Times

  • Dates

    29 Nov 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price


Cast & Creative

  • Cast

    • Chiwetel EjioforEveryman
    • Kate DuchêneGod / Good Deeds
    • Dermot CrowleyDeath
  • Creative

    • Rufus NorrisDirector
    • Carol Ann DuffyAdaptation