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Apologia Tickets

Trafalgar Studios 1 , London, SW1A 2DY
4.8 out of 5, based on 20 ratings and 20 reviews.
  • 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) star in a new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s darkly funny and haunting play Apologia 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® 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.

    At Trafalgar Studios until Saturday 18 November 2017, book your Apologia tickets today!

    *Please note: Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable break, but late admission cannot be guaranteed until the interval.

    Accessible performances:
    - Wednesday 13 September, 19:30 - Closed captioning
    - Wednesday 04 October, 19:30 - Audio described

    *PLEASE NOTE: ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases, rucksacks and large bags into the theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

    Latecomers may be admitted at a suitable break, but late admission cannot be guaranteed until the interval.

  • Trafalgar Studios 1

    SW1A 2DY

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    'Intelligent, genuinely funny and human'


    '[Stockard] Channing triumphs. Gripping'


    'Stockard Channing is superb in this spiky family drama'


    'Stockard Channing induces sympathy for a monstrous matriarch'


    'Stockard Channing is a contemptuous treat in this absorbing family drama'


    'A fascinating play that tackles, head on, the subject of women, ageing and motherhood... Brilliant struggle with an age-old issue in a play that pits one generation against the other'


    'Stockard Channing shines bright as a 1960s radical'