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Alexi Kaye Campbell’s Apologia at the Trafalgar Studios

Wednesday, 24th May 2017  

Apologia - Trafalgar Studio One

This month has brought an array of announcements for upcoming west end shows, with Venus in Fur announced for the Theatre Royal Haymarket and a touring production of Waiting for Godot headed to the Arts Theatre.

For the latest West End announcement, however, we turn our attentions to the Trafalgar Studios on Whitehall, a venue that has been the home of both Buried Child and The Philanthropist in 2017. The theatre will be the host of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s Apologia from July, with Stockard Channing working under the direction of Trafalgar Studios-regular Jamie Lloyd.

Campbell’s 2009 play focuses on the character of Kristin Miller (Channing), who spends time with those close to her during a birthday occasion at her countryside cottage. Miller is an Art historian who recently published a memoir and it’s the details from that publication that bring out the tensions between the Party members. It soon becomes a time for self-reflection and confronting the events of the past.

Apologia was the latest play from Alexi Kaye Campbell when it emerged in London in 2009, following on from Death In Whitbridge and The Pride, the latter of which landed numerous awards, including a Laurence Olivier Award, and was directed by Jamie Lloyd in the capital. Since then he has also penned shows like The Faith Machine, which ran at the Royal Court in 2011, Bracken Moor at the Tricycle Theatre in 2013 and Sunset At The Villa Thalia at the National Theatre in 2016. During the year many well known names have taken on lead roles in his work.

Whilst Stockard Channing, best known for Grease on the big screen and numerous stage shows, has been announced as the lead star of Apologia, further casting is yet to be revealed. With the start-date in two months time, however, expect news to emerge over the coming weeks.

Apologia joins shows like Venus In Fur and Waiting For Godot as it heads to the West End in 2017, playing at the Trafalgar Studios 1 from Saturday 29th July 2017.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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