Mary, a mother of two, is doing the ironing one Saturday morning when she feels something on her shoulder. It’s the beginning of a series of events that will change things for ever. For every one.
A re-imagining of Everyman, one of the oldest stories in English drama, Jo Clifford’s bold and haunting play tells a deeply emotional and warmly funny story of a voyage into the heart of living – and of what it means to lose the people we love.
Every One was first performed at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, in 2010, and was revived in a new production by Chris Goode & Company at Battersea Arts Centre, London, in 2016.
'astonishing... an open wound of a play... a work of cathartic brilliance'
'Powerfully effective… slippery but devastating'
'A quietly radical reworking of Everyman… deeply compassionate'
'A big rollercoaster ride through the responsibilities we have to ourselves, our family, and the wider world'
Jo Clifford (formerly known as John Clifford) is an award-winning playwright, translator, poet and performer, who has also worked as a journalist and academic. She was instrumental in establishing the reputation of the Traverse Theatre Company in the 1980s.
She is the author of about eighty plays, many of which have been performed all over the world. They include: Losing Venice, Every One, Faust and The Tree of Knowledge. Her adaptation of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations makes her the first openly transgendered woman playwright to have had a play on in London’s West End.