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

Mr Foote’s Other Leg Transfers to Theatre Royal Haymarket

Mr Footes Other Leg at Hampstead Theatre

Following a sell-out season at the Hampstead Theatre, Richard Eyre’s production of Mr Foote’s Other Leg will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 28th October 2015 for a strictly limited season. In Georgian London, no one is more famous than Samuel Foote. Satirist, impressionist and dangerous comedian, he has become a celebrity in a city, and at the moment in time, when the concept of selling personality was born. He even has the ear of the king. Adored by many, despised by some, Foote finds himself at the sharp end of attacks from the press…and a surgeon’s knife. And in an age obsessed with fame, his colleagues from the worlds of science and the stage – from Benjamin Franklin to David Garrick – begin to wonder: does fame make you mad? Mr Foote’s Other Leg stars Simon Russell Beale as Samuel Foote in Ian Kelly’s rollicking rumbustious comedy. The … Read more

REVIEW: Mr Foote’s Other Leg, Hampstead Theatre ✭✭✭✭

Mr Footes Other Leg at Hampstead Theatre

The Hampstead season has all but sold out, if not actually sold out. Make every effort to grab a return. The production really ought to transfer to the West End and run and run, preferably at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. To see this rich plum pudding of a play in the theatre which is closest to the place where Foote worked his magic, and which bears the name of Foote’s own passion, would be really something.

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