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"CHANNING TRIUMPHS. GRIPPING" METRO
"STOCKARD CHANNING IS SUPERB" EVENING STANDARD
"SMART, POWERFUL & POIGNANT" LONDON THEATRE
"INTELLIGENT, GENUINELY FUNNY AND HUMAN" THE UPCOMING
"SUBLIME" BAZ BAMIGBOYE
"RECOMMENDED" DAILY TELEGRAPH
"FUNNY, DEFIANT AND MOVING" STAGE
"ABSORBING, FINELY ACTED EVENING" DAILY TELEGRAPH
Tony and Emmy Award Winner
STOCKARD CHANNING stars in APOLOGIA
By ALEXI KAYE CAMPBELL
Directed by JAMIE LLOYD
14 Whitehall London SW1A 2DY
29th July - 18th November 2017
Hollywood and Broadway icon Stockard Channing will return to the London stage this summer to 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 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.
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.
Alexi Kaye Campbell's play is a compelling drama about the importance of family and the pressures commitment and principles exert on it. Apologia 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.
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.
Apologia is a witty, topical and passionate play about generations, secrets, and warring perspectives.