By Lizzie Nunnery. An exploration of whether justice can act fairly in a world of haves and have-nots. Rebecca Front stars as Eve.
Rebecca Front plays Eve in five stories about modern attitudes towards morality, inspired by medieval morality plays. In our first tale, writer Lizzie Nunnery asks if justice can act fairly in a world of the haves and have nots.
The first of five plays inspired by the Medieval Morality Plays introduced by Dr Sue Niebrzydowski, Senior Lecturer in Medieval English Literature at Bangor University. Five of radio's most talented playwrights (Lizzie Nunnery, Roy Williams, Duncan Macmillan and Effie Woods, Al Smith and Lin Coghlan) explore how contemporary attitudes to morality have changed.
In medieval times allegorical plays such as 'Mankind' and 'Everyman' were used to warn audiences that how they lived in the present would affect their afterlife - whether they would end up in Hell, Purgatory or Heaven. But in a secular age how do we deal with the nature of sins and virtues? Our attitude to good and evil is certainly less black and white. Is it bad to be proud; don't we deserve respect? Can't anger be used to promote change for the better and isn't envy what drives our materialistic lifestyle? These five tales explore our attitudes to these questions through the character of 'Eve', a 21st-century Everywoman, played by Rebecca Front.
Rebecca Front is a BAFTA winning actress best known for her comedy work in The Thick of It, Alan Partridge, Grandma's House and Psychobitches. Rebecca can currently be seen in BBC1's War and Peace.
Lizzie Nunnery is currently under commission for both the National Theatre and the Liverpool Everyman.
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