Apologia - Trafalgar Studios

Apologia at Trafalgar Studios

Trafalgar Studio One, London
Booking to 18 November 2017
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Apologia at Trafalgar Studios starring Stockard Channing

Hollywood and Broadway icon Stockard Channing, Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who), Olivier Award winner Desmond Barrit, Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey) and Joseph Millson (The Last Kingdom) star in a new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s comically dark family drama, directed by Jamie Lloyd.

Apologia will run from 29 July 2017 until 18 November 2017 at Trafalgar Studios.


Eminent art historian and firebrand liberal matriarch, Kristin Miller (Stockard Channing), presides over her celebratory birthday dinner.

As the comically dark evening unfolds, surrounded by family and friends, secrets emerge about the sacrifices she has made and the price paid by those she loves.


The cast features Stockard Channing, Laura Carmichael, Freema Agyeman, Joseph Millson and Desmond Barrit.


Written by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Directed by Jamie Lloyd..


★★★★ Stockard Channing is superb – Evening Standard
★★★★ Eviscerating and Funny – The Times
★★★★ Stockard Channing is a contemptuous treat – Daily Telegraph
★★★★ Channing triumphs. Gripping –  Metro
★★★★ Laura Carmichael is a revelation – Evening Standard
★★★★ Funny, defiant and moving…recommended – Daily Telegraph

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Performance dates
Booking to 18 November 2017

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Venue Information

Trafalgar Studio One, 14 Whitehall, London, London, SW1A 2DY
Nearest Tube or Train: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 9, 11, 12, 24, 29, 53, 77A, 88, 153, 159

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Stockard Channing to star in West End production of Apologia
Stockard Channing will star in a new West End production of Apologia, directed by Jamie Lloyd. The Hollywood and Broadway actress will play firebrand liberal matriarch, Kristin Miller, whose evangelical dedication to her career and political activism has resulted in her sons harbouring deep rooted and barely suppressed resentments towards her. As she presides over her birthday celebration, the fissures in her relationship with them are brought to the fore by the recent publication of her memoir and force her to question the choices she has made in life. Alexi Kaye Campbell’s sharp, funny drama Apologia will be directed by Jamie Lloyd, who makes his return to Trafalgar Studios following acclaimed productions of The Ruling Class, Macbeth, The Maids and The Homecoming. 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. The seven time Tony Award nominee's most recent theatrical credits include It’s Only a Play and Other Desert Cities on Broadway. 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.” Apologia will run from 29 July 2017 until 18 November 2017 at Trafalgar Studios. Click here to book tickets

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