Everyman: a medieval morality play

This medieval morality play, dating from around 1500, was performed by Little Spaniel Theatre, who are the new theatre company in residence at the church of Saint Bartholomew the Great. It starred Edmund Sage-Green as the “Everyman” who is summoned by Death to face God. As an allegory, it showed how Kindred, Riches, Beauty and Strength desert Everyman: only Good Deeds and Knowledge accompany him to meet God (Eluned Hawkins). Directed by Cecilia Dorland, the production could have been a dry history lesson, but managed to bring the world of the play to life, with touches of humour and engrossing characters.

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