A visually spectacular evening to compliment my day.
Pleasant stroll from my digs across Waterloo Bridge to The National Theatre.
To see Everyman, a morality play from the Middle Ages, brilliantly reworked by Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.
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.
An über-modern production in the Olivier Theatre at The National Theatre.
Chiwetel Ejiofor takes the title role and gives a solid performance.
Not an expression I would normally use, but it was…
And then back across Waterloo Bridge with the city and St Paul’s illuminated.