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NEWS: Downton Abbey’s Laura Carmichael completes the cast of Apologia, TICKETS ON SALE

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Final casting has been announced for Apologia, which will begin previews on 29th July at Trafalgar Studios. Laura Carmichael will join previously announced Tony and Emmy award winner Stockard Channing, Freema Agyeman, Joseph Millson and Olivier Award winner Desmond Barrit in a new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s darkly funny and haunting play about family and its secrets, directed by Jamie Lloyd.

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On acting & playwriting with Elizabeth McGovern, Ben Miles & Alexi Kaye Campbell

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At this year’s HighTide Festival, I spoke to playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell and actors Elizabeth McGovern and Ben Miles, who recently starred in the world premiere of Campbell’s latest play Sunset at the Villa Thalia at the National Theatre.

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SUNSET AT THE VILLA THALIA – National Theatre

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Early reviews of Simon Godwin’s production were lukewarm, tending to find it a bit wordy, politically declamatory and slow: indeed the first half tends a bit that way. And given the present Greek crisis some wished that it had stretched closer to the present. But now (well bedded in) the play grew on me, offering multiple layers of thought and pinpricks of proper indignation, right through to a sharp final twist of the political knife.