GIVE ME AN "E" FOR EVERYMAN
Chiwetel Ejiofor is EVERYMAN
I've been off these last few days as life is becoming busier and busier. However, today I've decided to write a Little bit about EVERYMAN a play which has taken place at the National Theatre in London, but it's not on anymore as it was being played until 30th August.
Here some words about the plot:
"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." http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/everyman
And yes, he is. Everyman is a rich guy, full of life and money who ends up being called by Death as his habits are not very orthodox. Here begins a struggle between Life and Death and the possibility to understand the mistakes we made as we were alife. And that is the main story. Besides the great visual effects, the story is something predictable. Of course the words are poetry themselves but there is not more to add to it. At least not for me!!! At the beginning I knew the ending and I didn't find anything touching...
Chiwetel Ejiofor is a good actor so that it's difficult to make a critic on how he performed for EVERYMAN, but I dare to say that this is not his best role.
Unfortunately the play isn't on anymore so its pointless to explain how to get tickets for it. But as it's the National Theatre, and to be exact, the Olivier Theatre where there are other plays running (The Beaux' Stratagem and Our Country's good), you can get day tickets for £15 or maybe standing tickets for £5.
JUST LET THE PLANE TAKE OFF, AND LET IT FLY HIGH