Apologia
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Hollywood and Broadway icon Stockard Channing will star in a new production of Olivier Award winner Alexi Kaye Campbell's acclaimed drama Apologia, directed by the multi-award winning Jamie Lloyd.

Stockard Channing's credits include starring roles in The West Wing, The Good Wife, her Oscar® and Golden Globe nominated role in Six Degrees of Separation, and the iconic role of Rizzo in the film Grease. Alexi Kaye Campbell's other works include The Pride, Sunset at The Villa Thalia at the National Theatre and The Faith Machine at the Royal Court Theatre. Jamie Lloyd returns to Trafalgar Studios after smash hits including The Ruling Class and Macbeth starring James McAvoy and Richard III with Martin Freeman.

Kristin Miller is a firebrand liberal matriarch and eminent art historian. A birthday gathering should be a cause for celebration but the cracks in her family relationships are brought to the surface by the recent publication of her memoir. As the evening progresses questions are asked about the sacrifices she has made and about the price paid by those she loves.
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SENSE8 STAR FREEMA AGYEMAN JOINS STOCKARD CHANNING IN APOLOGIA (22 JUNE 2017)

Further casting has been announced for Apologia, which will begin previews on 29th July at Trafalgar Studios. Doctor Who and Sense8 star Freema Agyeman, Olivier Award-winner Desmond Barritt, and Joseph Millson will join previously announced Tony and Emmy award winner Stockard Channing in a new production of Olivier Award winner Alexi Kaye Campbell's darkly funny and haunting play about family and its secrets, directed by the multi-award winning Jamie Lloyd.

Freema Agyeman, one of the UK's most exciting young actors, has made waves on both sides of the Atlantic. She stars as Amanita in Netflix's critically acclaimed hit drama Sense8. She starred as the much-loved Martha Jones alongside David Tennant's Doctor Who, and in the hugely successful spin-off Torchwood. She also starred in the UK version of Law and Order.

Agyeman said: "I am absolutely overjoyed to be joining the cast of Apologia. It's right up my street and had me roaring with laughter! It's fun. It's clever. It's deeply insightful. And I feel I couldn't be in safer, more experienced hands for my theatre debut than those of Alexi Kaye Campbell and Jamie Lloyd. Or in better company than the inimitable Stockard Channing!"

Agyeman takes on the role of Claire, the actress girlfriend of Kristin's son.

Also announced are Olivier nominated Desmond Barrit and Joseph Millson. Barrit plays Hugh, Kristin's longtime friend and ally, while Millson takes on dual roles as both of Kristin's very different sons. Barrit's many illustrious stage credits include several Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre productions, and Sir Peter Hall's critically acclaimed Henry IV Parts I and II, for which his performance as Falstaff earned him an Olivier nomination for Best Actor. Millson is a prolific stage and screen actor, best known for his recent TV work on the BBC's hit primetime shows The Last Kingdom and Banished. He has also worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre.



STOCKARD CHANNING TO STAR IN APOLOGIA (21 MAY 2017)

Hollywood and Broadway icon Stockard Channing will return to the London stage this summer, to star in a new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell's acclaimed 2009 drama Apologia, directed by the multi-award winning Jamie Lloyd. The production runs at Trafalgar Studios from 29 July to 18 November 2017.

Apologia will see the Tony and Emmy Award winning actor performing in the West End for the first time in over a decade. Channing's hugely popular film and TV credits include starring roles in The West Wing, The Good Wife, her Oscar® and Golden Globe nominated role in Six Degrees of Separation, and the iconic role of Rizzo in the film Grease. An acclaimed Broadway and West End star, Channing's most recent performances on Broadway, It's Only a Play and Other Desert Cities (a "peerless" performance - NY Times, for which she was nominated for her seventh Tony Award), have affirmed her position as a true theatrical legend.

Stockard Channing says:
"I'm excited to be returning to the West End - my first time both working with Jamie Lloyd and performing at the Trafalgar Studios. I was so drawn to this unforgettably bold and uncompromising character in such a rich, moving and witty play. I can't wait for us to bring Apologia to life for the audiences."

This production also 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.

Further casting is still to be announced.









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Type of production: Play

Opened: 29 July 2017

Booking until: 18 November 2017

Running time: To be confirmed

Prices: £20.00 - £123.00

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