Laura is famous for her portrayal of Lady Edith Crowley in the award-winning TV series, Downton Abbey. Her last stage appearance was also at the Trafalgar Studios where she played Mistress in Jamie Lloyd’s adaptation of The Maids. She also appeared in the recent feature film A United Kingdom by Amma Asante.
The other cast members have also done major work on stage and in TV and film. Stockard Channing has been a mainstay on Broadway, starring in big productions including It’s Only a Play, Other Desert Cities, and Pal Joey. Freema Agyeman became well-known for her role as Martha Jones in Doctor Who and its spinoff series Torchwood. Meanwhile, Desmond Barrit played the Wizard in the original London production of Wicked. Lastly, Joseph Millson starred in BBC’s hit primetime shows The Last Kingdom and Banished.
This darkly funny and haunting play centres around the Miller family. Kristin Miller is a firebrand liberal matriarch and eminent art historian. During a birthday gathering, what should have been a night of celebration went downhill when the publication of Kristin’s memoir brought to surface the cracks in her family relationships. As the evening progresses, secrets emerge about the sacrifices she has made and about the price paid by those she loves.
Apologia is written by Olivier award-winning Alexi Kaye Campbell. It follows the critical success of The Pride and other acclaimed plays, Sunset at the Villa Thalia at the National Theatre and The Faith Machine at The Royal Court Theatre.
Directing the production is multi-award-winning Jamie Lloyd. He recently directed the critically acclaimed productions of The Ruling Class and Macbeth, which starred James McAvoy. He also directed the hit production of Richard III with Martin Freeman.
Apologia is produced by Howard Panter for Trafalgar Entertainment Group, DB Productions, and Broadway’s Dodger Theatricals.