Full Casting Announced for Bush Theatre Production of Alexi Kaye Campbell's Apologia

News   Full Casting Announced for Bush Theatre Production of Alexi Kaye Campbell's Apologia
Tom Beard, Paola Dionisotti, Sarah Goldberg, John Light, Nina Sosanya and Philip Voss will star in Josie Rourke's world-premiere production of Alexi Kaye Campbell's second play, Apologia, which begins performances at the Bush Theatre June 17 prior to an official opening June 22.

The production, which is currently booking to July 18, is designed by Peter McKintosh, with lighting by Hartley T. A. Kemp and sound by Emma Laxton.

Campbell's first play, The Pride, premiered at the Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre Upstairs last year, and won him the Most Promising Plawyright Award at the Critics' Circle Awards. The production also won the Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in an affiliate theatre.

The new play revolves around Kristin Miller, an eminent and successful art critic. As a young mother, she followed her politics and art, storming Parisian barricades and following her heart to Florence. Her successful memoir secures her place in history but fails to mention her sons. Her birthday should be a time for celebration but when her son Simon decides to deliver his version of the past, everyone must confront the cost of Kristin's commitment to her work.

Beard recently appeared at the Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre Upstairs in Polly Stenham's acclaimed second play Tusk Tusk. He has had numerous television credits to his name, including the hugely successful TV series "Kingdom" starring Stephen Fry.

Dionisotti, who won Best Actress at the 2000 Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her performance in Zinnie Harris' Further Than The Furthest Thing, recently appeared in Jenufa (Arcola), The Bacchae (National Theatre of Scotland) and Pyrenees (Menier Chocolate Factory). Goldberg recently graduated from Lamda.

Light, who has appeared often for the RSC, National, Almeida and Hampstead Theatres, was last seen at the Bush in Clocks and Whistles.

Sosanya is best known for her roles in series 1 and 2 of "Techers" and "Doctor Who," as well as the film "Love Actually." She was recently seen as Rosalinde in Gregory Doran's production of Love's Labours Lost for the RSC.

Voss, a regular at the National and RSC, was seen in 3 Sisters on Hope Street at Hampstead Theatre and The Circle at Chichester Festival Theatre. His films include "Octopussy," "Clockwise" and "Four Weddings and a Funeral."

To book tickets contact the box office at 020 8743 5050 or visit www.bushtheatre.co.uk.

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