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Apologia is playing at the Trafalgar Studio 1 until 18th November only!
Tony and Emmy Award winner Stockard Channing, Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who), Olivier Award winner Desmond Barrit, Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey) and Joseph Millson (The Last Kingdom) in a new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s darkly funny play about family and its secrets, directed by Jamie Lloyd.
APOLOGIA [a-p-’lo ¯ -j(e ¯ -)]: a formal written defence of one’s opinions or conduct [OED]
Kristin Miller (Stockard Channing) is a firebrand matriarch and eminent art historian. As a darkly funny evening to celebrate her birthday progresses, secrets emerge about the sacrifices she has made and the price paid by those she loves.
Stockard Channing, best known for starring roles in The West Wing, The Good Wife, her Oscar® and Golden Globe nominated role in Six Degrees of Separation, and of course the iconic role of ‘Rizzo’ in the film Grease, is also an acclaimed Broadway and West End star, most recently nominated for her 7th Tony Award for It’s Only a Play and Other Desert Cities, affirming her position as a true theatrical legend.
Apologia marks the return to the Trafalgar Studios of Jamie Lloyd, following his critically acclaimed productions of The Ruling Class and Macbeth starring James McAvoy and his hit production with Martin Freeman of Richard III.
Alexi Kaye Campbell’s compelling drama follows his critical success with The Pride and his acclaimed plays Sunset at The Villa Thalia at the National Theatre and The Faith Machine at the Royal Court Theatre.
"Stockard Channing is superb" - Evening Standard
"Smart, powerful & poignant" - London Theatre
"Intelligent, genuinely funny and humanIy" - The Upcoming
"Sublime" - Baz Bamigboye
Age restrictionAdolescents under 14 will not be admitted.
Running time2hr 20min (including interval)
Performance datesBooking until 18 November 2017
ContentRecommended for ages for 14 and above.
Please not that latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break but late admission cannot be guaranteed until the interval.
Excellent performance by a great cast in a wonderful theatre. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Maria Greenwood20th November
The play was interesting and well done. Really enjoyed it.
Great performances, mediocre play
andreas beroutsos19th November
Very strong acting by the whole cast, quite engaging.
Nora Watts19th November
Great acting thought provoking script I disagree with Variety review play is relevant. A lovely wet afternoon at the theatre.
A wonderfully written and acted show ..... time to think and lots of laughter! Just brilliant!
Nasrin Rahman19th November
I thought the play was well written and casted brilliantly. The whole cast was amazing ans Stockard Channing was witty and fabulous
Excellent play with a strong cast. Would recommend.
Doreen duncan17th November
Very good seat at an excellent special price of £19.50. I wanted to buy a ticket over the summer, but the prices were too expensive. Intimate production and excellent acting. Loved the fact that I could see Stockard Channing on stage again, I saw her quite a few years ago in 6 Degrees of Separation so was looking forward to seeing one of my favorite actresses again. Second time I've seen Laura Carmichael at the Trafalgar Studios and she was very good in both plays. Plus always look forward to seeing a Black British actor on stage, so very pleased to see Freema Agyeman. An additional bonus was that the production was not too long so could get home at a decentish time. I have enjoyed every production I have seen at the Trafalgar Studios. Thanks for that.
Deirdre McAlpin17th November
Excellent Play with a wonderful cast.
Melvyn Parradine17th November
Good acting, enjoyed first part more than second but acting was good
Peter Schutterlin17th November
Great seats for a really wonderful play.