Every One marks Chris Goode & Company’s first venture into presenting work authored by a playwright other than Chris himself: it is an ambitious full-length play by associate artist Jo Clifford, which received its first – and, until now, only – production at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh in 2010.

Despite ecstatic five-star reviews and euphoric audience response, the play has never been seen in England.

“Mary is a mother of two whose sudden death leaves her husband and children struggling to find the order they had previously sought in Latin verbs, video games and fashion design. Journeying with Death towards heaven, Mary reflects on her life in a discussion that ranges from the futility of ironing to the Holocaust and the greed underpinning global warming.”

The Guardian *****

Out of the detail of ordinary lives, Jo creates a universe that is lyrical, tender, extravagant and wonderful. Her experience as a trans woman, and as an indomitable survivor of critical illness and bereavement, shines through the work, creating an audience experience that is completely direct and accessible but also utterly unique, innovative and full of mystery.

Every One

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Written by Jo Clifford
Directed by Chris Goode
Designed by Naomi Dawson

Cast to include Angela Clerkin

A Chris Goode & Company and Battersea Arts Centre co-production

Arts Council England Battersea Arts Centre
“Chris Goode’s production, at first an exercise in scrupulously candid ordinariness, turns into something disorientating and dreamlike.”
“Everything about this production is beautifully understated – and all the more powerful for it.”
“Goode’s production is deceptively simple, channeling some of the everyday rhythms he played with in Stand and Monkey Bars... It’s powerfully effective.”
“Just like a real family, the strained bonds between its performers swell and vibrate until they're big enough to touch every one of the people that surround them.”
“Angela Clerkin as Mary and Michael Fenton Stevens as Joe are a touchingly close couple who evoke a real warmness together on stage: they bounce off each other and they are a joy to watch.”
“Every One is not an easy watch, but it’s a rewarding one ... [that] beats in rhythm with your own heart. ”
“Death is all around us, and this fantastically performed family’s experience of it is both heartwarming and heartbreaking.”