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

First Look at Uzo Aduba in The Maids

Uzo Aduba in The Maids for the Jamie Lloyd Theatre Company at Trafalgar Studios

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 play the maids, Solange and Claire. Laura Carmichael plays Mistress. The production is designed by Soutra Gilmour. This translation, by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton, was first performed at Sydney Theatre Company in 2014. This is the first time it has been seen in the UK. The Maids runs at Trafalgar Studios from 20th February to 21 May 2016. Save up to 43% if you book before 29th February 2016.

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

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