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APOLOGIA [a-p-’lo ¯ -j(e ¯ -)]:

a formal written defence of one’s opinions or conduct [OED]

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) in a new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s darkly funny play about family and its secrets, directed by Jamie Lloyd.

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.

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No exchanges or refunds after purchase.


Hollywood and Broadway icon Stockard Channing will star in a new production of Olivier Award winner Alexi Kaye Campbell’s acclaimed drama Apologia, directed by the multi-award winning Jamie Lloyd.


2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)

Good To Know

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

How Does It Work

You will receive a voucher after purchase. Please print and present on arrival.

Performance Times

Saturday 29th July - Saturday 18th November 2017 

Where Do I Go

Trafalgar Studios

14 Whitehall



Closest Tube:

Charing Cross and Embankment (Northern and Bakerloo)

Trafalgar Studio 1

Latest customer reviews

  • Apologia

    19 November 2017

    Enjoyed the show. Amazing performances. Great play

    Angela Brophy Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Apologia

    18 November 2017

    This was one of the best plays I've seen. An amazing cast led by the incredible Stockard Channing. It was witty, moving and heart breaking.

    Inan Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Great

    17 November 2017

    Funny, tragic ,very well acted play.

    Theatre goer Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Apologia

    17 November 2017

    Great play. Well directed and beautifully acted. Pulls off the rare combo of blissfully funny and good food for thought. Ultimately very moving.

    MarionB Confirmed ticket purchaser

Latest critic reviews

  • "Stockard Channing is a contemptuous treat in this absorbing family drama"

    The Telegraph

  • "Stockard Channing is on top form in Jamie Lloyd’s revival of this sharply funny, thought-provoking look at ideals and their legacy"

    The Stage