Spir­i­tu­al­ity and po­etry in the prose

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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 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 spir­i­tual myths, Every­man asks if it is only in death that we can un­der­stand our lives. A star­tling pro­duc­tion with words by Poet Lau­re­ate Carol Ann Duffy and move­ment by Javier De Fru­tos.

What? Na­tional Theatre As Live Encore – Every­man When? Mon­day, July 20 at 7.30pm Where? The El­giva, St Mary’s Way, Che­sham, HP5 1HR Cost? £12.50 Call: 01494 582 900 Visit: www.el­giva.com

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