Cen­turies-old and ex­plor­ing eter­nal themes

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3BAFTA 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 by the Na­tional Theatre’s di­rec­tor Ru­fus Nor­ris.

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 Poet Lau­re­ate Carol Ann Duffy and move­ment by Javier De Fru­tos.

What? Na­tional Theatre Live – Every­man When? Thurs­day, July 16 at 6.45pm Where? Sec­ond Space, Ayles­bury Water­side Theatre, Ex­change Street, Ayles­bury, HP20 1UG Cost? £14.85 Call: 0844 871 7607 Visit: www.at­gtick­ets.com/ayles­bury

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