Olivier Award-winner Alexi Kaye Campbell’s new production is a dark and haunting play about family and its secrets. Freema stars as Claire, the actress girlfriend of Kristin’s son; Desmond takes on the role of Hugh, Kristin’s longtime friend and ally; and Joseph has a dual role as both of Kristen’s very different sons.
Directed by multi-award winning Jamie Lloyd, Apologia will see Stockard back in the West End after more than a decade. It also follows Alexi Kaye Campbell’s critical success with The Pride, Sunset at the Villa Thalia, and The Faith Machine.
About the newly announced cast of Apologia
Freema Agyeman is famous for her work in Doctor Who and its spin-off series Torchwood as well as Netflix’s critically acclaimed series Sense8. Aside from her many TV and film appearances, she is not a stranger to the stage. Her theatre credits include Lords and Ladies, Twisted Roots, and When Snow Falls.
Meanwhile, Desmond Barrit is an Olivier Award-winning actor best known for his stage work. He appeared as Michaud in Helen Edmundson’s adaptation of Therese Raquin at the Theatre Royal Bath in 2014. Desmond also starred as Falstaff in the RSC production of The Merry Wives of Windsor at Stratford-upon-Avon in 2012. His other famous role was the Wizard in Wicked, which he took on from 2008 to 2009 and 2011 to 2012.
Lastly, Joseph Millson is an actor and singer who graduated from Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in Sidcup, Kent. Some of his theatre work include Mr Foote’s Other Leg (Hampstead Theatre), Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe), and Rocket to the Moon (National Theatre). He also made several TV appearances including The Last Kingdom, Banished, 24: Live Another Day, The Dead 2: India, and I Give It A Year.