Everyman - Olivier Theatre, National

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Olivier Theatre, National

Olivier Theatre, National
South Bank

Seating Plan


(10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat


Important Info: Latecomers may be asked to wait in foyer until a suitable break in the performance.

A celebrated performer stars in this adaptation of a 15th century morality story as Chiwetel Ejiofor performs on the stage of the Olivier National Theatre in Everyman. Directed by Rufus Norris, the show will offer a gripping portrayal of a man’s struggle to accept death and the questions raised about life itself in the process.

Not only does it boast a performer in Ejiofor in the lead role but also a script penned by the acclaimed Carol Ann Duffy, who adapts from a text originally put together hundreds of years ago.

Everyman seems to have everything to live for as the show opens – he is popular with those around him and he has found great success in life – so it goes without saying that he is not keen on putting his life behind him. So when Death shows up he has to find a way of stopping him from sending him to the other side, frantically trying to find someone who can defend him and speak for him before it is too late.

Chiwetel Ejiofor needs no introduction following his successful film career, which has seen him receive a BAFTA Award and find worldwide acclaim thanks to his appearance in the Oscar winning film 12 Years A Slave. He has also made popular appearances in the sci-fi films Children Of Men and Serenity, plus American Gangster and Amistad, to name but a few. For the stage, he has previously worked with the National Theatre in the likes of Blue/Orange.

And Rufus Norris, directing, is forever presenting high profile, well-received shows and as he is now the Artistic Director of the National Theatre, this is likely to continue for some time to come.

Everyman, as part of a season that also welcomes shows such as Wonder.Land, appears at the Olivier National Theatre from Wednesday 29th April 2015 (previews from Wednesday 22nd April 2015). 

Show Information
Booking From: Sunday, 30th August 2015
Booking Until: Sunday, 30th August 2015
Important Info: Latecomers may be asked to wait in foyer until a suitable break in the performance.
Show Status: production_closed
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