Laura Carmichael joins cast of Apologia

Laura Carmichael joins the cast of Apologia at Trafalgar Studios

Laura Carmichael will join the cast of Apologia alongside Emmy and Tony award-winner Stockard Channing when it opens at Trafalgar Studios in July 2017. Carmichael, best known for portraying Lady Edith Crawley in the internationally acclaimed series Downton Abbey and was last seen on stage in Jamie Lloyd’s adaptation of Genet’s The Maids. Laura will play Trudi, the American partner of Peter (played by Joseph Millson), who is the eldest son of Kristin Miller (Stockard Channing). Apologia will be directed by Jamie Lloyd. BOOK NOW FOR APOLOGIA

Freema Agyeman, Desmond Barrit and Joseph Millson join Stockard Channing in Apologia

Desmond Barrit, Freema Agyeman and Joseph Millson to star alongside Stockard Channing in Apologia at Trafalgar Studios

Producers have announced that Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who, Sense8, Torchwood), Desmond Barrit (RSC and National Theatre, Sir Peter Hall’s Henry IV Pts 1 and 2) and Joseph Millson (The Last Kingdom, Love Never Dies) will join Stockard Channing in Jamie Lloyd’s production of Apologia. Agyeman takes on the role of Claire, the actress girlfriend of Kristin’s son. Also announced are Olivier nominated Desmond Barrit and Joseph Millson. Barrit plays Hugh, Kristin’s longtime friend and ally, while Millson takes on dual roles as both of Kristin’s very different sons. A remarkable double. Olivier Award-winner Alexi Kaye Campbell’s darkly funny and haunting play about family and its secrets will be presented at Trafalgar Studios from 29 July to 18 November 2017. Apologia will see Stockard Channing’s return to the West End for the first time in over a decade. BOOK NOW FOR APOLOGIA

Stockard Channing Returns To The West End In Apologia

Stockard Channing stars in Apologia at Trafalgar Studios

Broadway and Hollywood star Stockard Channing is to return to the London stage this Summer to star in Apologia by Alexi Kaye Campbell directed by Jamie Lloyd. Apologia will run from 29 July to 18 November 2017. Apologia will be presented at Trafalgar Studios and will mark Channing’s first West End appearance in over a decade. The Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor is best known for her performances in The West Wing, The Good Wife, her Golden Globe and Oscar nominated role in Six Degrees Of Separation and the iconic role of Rizzo in Grease. Channing says: “I’m excited to be returning to the West End – my first time both working with Jamie Lloyd and performing at the Trafalgar Studios. I was so drawn to this unforgettably bold and uncompromising character in such a rich, moving and witty play. I can’t wait for us to bring Apologia to life … Read more

Jamie Lloyd to direct Uzo Aduba, Zawe Ashton and Laura Carmichael in The Maids

Uzo Aduba to appear in Jamie Lloyd's production of The Maids at Trafalgar Studios.

The Jamie Lloyd Company has announced that it’s first production for 2016 will be the UK premiere of a contemporary adaptation of The Maids by Jean Genet at Trafalgar Studios. The production will star Uzo Aduba (Orange Is The New Black), Zawe Ashton (Spendour) and Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey). In a luxurious bedroom, two maids fantasise about killing their employer, playing out dangerous and sadistic scenarios as they plan her violent death. An intense psychological thriller seething with unique theatricality and brimming with intrigue, The Maids is a vicious analysis of the class system, and a provocative exploration of gender and sexuality. Uzo Aduba and Zawe Ashton will play the maids, Solange and Claire. Laura Carmichael will play Madam. Uzo Aduba said, ‘I wanted to be a part of The Jamie Lloyd Company because they’re interested in doing exciting work that is new, with a twist to it. It’s work … Read more

REVIEW: Piaf, Bridewell Theatre ✭✭✭✭

Piaf by Pam Gems at the Bridewell Theatre

Given its inherent flaws, the play cannot hope to succeed without a powerhouse performance from its star and here Laasko has struck gold. Leigh is outstanding in every respect. Her voice is powerful and bewitching, full of throaty sensuality and ardent guttural flourishes. You have no trouble believing that she could sing loudly enough to be heard over the traffic on the streets of Paris.

Jamie Lloyd Directs 50th Anniversary Production of The Homecoming

John Simm stars in Jamie Lloyd's new production of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming

The Jamie Lloyd Company returns to the West End with a new production of Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary year. The Homecoming will feature an all-star cast including John Simm (Lenny), Keith Allen (Sam), Gemma Chan (Ruth), Ron Cook (Max), Gary Kemp (Teddy), and John Macmillan (Joey). When Teddy returns from America to introduce his wife Ruth to his family in London, they discover a claustrophobic and brutal household where his father Max, brothers Lenny and Joey and Uncle Sam live in a state of mutual loathing and festering resentment. Theirs is a motherless, compassionless and lawless home where Ruth immediately becomes the centre of attention. Pinter’s sinister masterpiece simmers with suspense and rings with savage humour as Ruth navigates her way between the roles of predator and prey in an incisive battle of wills. The Homecoming is widely regarded as Pinter’s finest play, a … Read more

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