Tue 1 - Sat 5 March
A Man for All Seasons charts the final years of the life of Sir Thomas More, sometime Lord High Chancellor of England. Robert Bolt’s play paints a portrait of a man of immense but quiet courage. Ultimately, he lays down his life for a simple principle; that he will not place his hand on a bible and declare that he believes what he does not believe. At any time before the headsman’s axe fell on his neck, he could have chosen to live by telling a small lie. He would not, because in his conscience he located the very essence of his being.
In 1966 Bolt wrote the screenplay for the multi-Oscar winning screen adaptation. Whilst the film was a different creature from the quasi-Brechtian play, both portray dignity and bravery on an epic scale. ‘Hero’ is a much-devalued word. Robert Bolt’s Thomas More is truly heroic.
About Everyman Theatre
Everyman Theatre is a lively and ambitious theatre company that has been based at Chapter since the 1970s. They rehearse, perform and hold regular weekly club nights and workshops for their members, as well as having a thriving youth theatre. Alongside four shows a year at Chapter, Everyman also stages the Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival in June and July at Sophia Gardens. The Festival has become a standout part of the city’s cultural calendar and is now considered to be one of the largest open air theatre festivals in the UK, attracting audiences of over 14,000 people each year.
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Duration: 150mins (including interval)
Recommended ages 11+
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Canllaw oed: 11+
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