Medieval morality meets 21st century hijinks from Splendid Productions
This article is from 2013.
What happens when you bring a new adaptation of the 15th century morality play, which explores themes of death to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe? Well, many things can happen when Splendid Productions bring their new adaptation of Everyman* to the city: God may give the audience a sharp telling off; there may be singing and dancing, but an unforgettable Fringe experience will be had by all.
Performed by Kerry Frampton, Nikki Warwick and Scott Gilmour, this perfect trio takes the audience on a journey through the life of the eponymous Everyman, who represents all of mankind, and must answer to God for all the good and evil deeds he committed in his life. But this allegorical journey features what the original play doesn’t: song, dance, mime and general, wonderful silliness.
Adapted from the anonymously-written original by Frampton, and directed by Mal Smith, Lucy Cuthbertson and Matt Wilde, Everyman takes the audience on a wildly entertaining, yet emotional journey through the contradictions, wants and failures of man, creating a piece that is a joyous celebration of humanity, and a triumph of physical theatre.
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