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Stockard Channing to star in Alexi Kaye Campbell’s Apologia at Trafalgar Studios

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

AWARD-winning Stockard Channing is 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, it runs at Trafalgar Studios from July 29 to November 18, 2017.

Kristin Miller (Channing) 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 described as a witty, topical and passionate play about generations, secrets, and warring perspectives.

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 following the success of The Ruling Class and Macbeth starring James McAvoy and Richard III with Martin Freeman.

Also at Trafalgar Studios: Christopher Hampton’s The Philanthropist, directed by Simon Callow (until July 22); Keith Stevenson’s comedy Out There On Fried Meat Ridge Rd (until June 3); and Richard Bean’s Kiss Me (June 6 to July 8, 2017).