Every One

Every One

By Jo Clifford
Directed by Mark Thomson

Profound. Uplifting. Moving. Beautiful.

Moving drama. An everyday family finds there are still reasons for hope after they're forced to live through heartbreaking tragedy.

Jo Clifford, creator of stunning and critically acclaimed stage versions of Anna Karenina and Faust, presents her newest story to Lyceum audiences. Every One is a beautiful and poetic look at how ordinary people deal with extraordinary tragedy.

An everyday family, Joe, Mary, Kevin and Mazz, are at the centre of this tale. They are somehow aware their lives are being witnessed by a theatre full of people. But with nothing to mark them out as particularly unusual they are slightly puzzled by the attention. All of this changes when Death comes calling.

Plunged suddenly into a situation where the things they considered ‘real‘ can no longer be relied upon, Joe, Mary, Kevin and Mazz must reassess their lives. Their different perspectives on life and on what it means to ‘live’ are altered forever – and the things that really matter are made painfully clear.

Every One is a beautifully moving story that will resonate with those who have lost someone they love.

Mark Thomson (Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Curse of the Starving Class) and Artistic Director of the Lyceum directs Clifford’s wonderful new play.

Cast and Credits

The cast of Every One

Mary - Kathryn Howden
Joe - Jonathan Hackett
Mazz - Jenny Hulse
Kev - Kyle Mcphail
Mother - Tina Gray
Man - Liam Brennan
Girl - Morven Hogg
        - Katia McDermid

Courtney Bladen
Katrina Stimson
Kathryn Wilkinson
Hannah Titlestad
Margaret Anderson
Jill Knox
Olivia Barnett-Brown
Natalie Craigie
Monette O’Hara
Elaine Anderson
Elaine Farris
Kathleen Krievs

The creative team of Every One

Director - Mark Thomson
Set, Props and Costume Designer - Francis O'Connor
Lighting Designer - David Cunningham
Sound Designer/Composer - Philip Pinsky
Choreographer - Rhiana Laws


Watch our trailer for Every One

View rehearsal and production photos in our gallery

Dates, Times & Prices

This production has now ended

Press Coverage


The Guardian ★★★★
"...astonishing... extraordinary... a work of cathartic brilliance..."

Edinburgh Spotlight ★★★★★
"...stunning performances... moments of poignant beauty and tenderness..."

The Scotsman ★★★★
"...beautiful, strange and thought-provoking... stirringly powerful..."

The Herald ★★★★
"...delivered with a refreshingly bold stillness... [a] quiet epic..."

Evening News ★★★★
"...genuinely exciting stuff... a quintet of near-impeccable performances..."

Edinburgh Theatre Review ★★★★
 "...an extremely emotive piece of theatre... powerful stuff..."

What's On Stage ★★★★
"...enthralling... a terrific play..."


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