Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael will join the previously announced Tony and Emmy Award winner Stockard Channing, Freema Agyeman, Joseph Millson and Olivier Award winner Desmond Barrit in darkly funny play Apologia this July.
Laura was last seen on stage at Trafalgar Studios playing ‘Mistress’ in the Jamie Lloyd adaptation of The Maids, and will now be reunited with the director to play the role of Trudi, the American partner of Peter (Joseph Millson), who is the older son of Kristin Miller (Stockard Channing).
The haunting play about family and its secrets follows Kristin, an eminent art historian whose memoir threatens to tear apart family relationships at a birthday gathering. As the darkly funny evening progresses, secrets emerge about the sacrifices she has made and about the price paid by those she loves.
Laura says, “I’m thrilled to be joining this wonderfully talented cast of Apologia. Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play deeply moved me, as well as making me laugh; it really took me through every emotion, so I think audiences will be in for a treat.”
“I know what a brilliant experience it is to have Jamie Lloyd as a director, so I’m delighted to be working with him again, and to be returning to Trafalgar Studios.”
Apologia follows Olivier Award-winning playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell’s 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.
The production plays from 29 July – 18 November, with press night on 3 August.
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