Stage and screen actor Stockard Channing will return to the London stage for the first time in 10 years this summer. The Tony and Emmy winner is set to star in Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play Apologia, beginning performances July 29 at Trafalgar Studios on the West End.
Jamie Lloyd will direct the 2008 play by The Pride playwright, for a limited engagement scheduled to run through November 18.
In Apologia, Channing will play Kristin, a renowned art historian in her 60s who has a somewhat dysfunctional relationship with her two sons. Additional casting has not yet been announced.
Channing, who won a Tony Award for her performance in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in 1985, was last seen on Broadway in 2014 in It’s Only a Play. She was also Tony-nominated for her roles in Other Desert Cities (2012), Pal Joey (2009), The Lion in Winter (1999), Four Baboons Adoring the Sun (1992), Six Degrees of Separation (1991), and The House of Blue Leaves (1986).
Her last West End appearance was in Awake and Sing! at the Almeida Theatre in 2007.