THE APOLOGISTS

Presented by Unlikely Productions

A Secretary of State for Health and Social Care makes a racist comment to her attending doctor when her child is rushed into hospital; a prominent travel writer is held responsible for a suicide after a scathing review; an employee of an aid organisation demands the recompense she truly needs from the CEO after a disingenuous public apology.

The Apologists presents three topical stories which combined provide a powerful examination of the meaning of the act of apology, the complex power play at work between the giver and the receiver of an apology, and whether we are responsible for the context of our actions. Each solo story focuses on a female character, a high-profile woman, and the issues raised also shine a light on gender inequality and social justice.

Directed by Jane Moriarty (The RSC, The National, Shakespeare’s Globe) and performed by acclaimed Australian actress, Gabrielle Scawthorn (The Doctor Blake Mysteries, The Killing Fields, Village Bike), the spotlight is on our obsession for words – whether empty, truthful or even justified.

The Apologists premiered at the 2019 VAULT Festival to critical acclaim.

3 - 8 Mar

7:30 pm

£13, £11 concessions

THE APOLOGISTS

Presented by Unlikely Productions

A Secretary of State for Health and Social Care makes a racist comment to her attending doctor when her child is rushed into hospital; a prominent travel writer is held responsible for a suicide after a scathing review; an employee of an aid organisation demands the recompense she truly needs from the CEO after a disingenuous public apology.

The Apologists presents three topical stories which combined provide a powerful examination of the meaning of the act of apology, the complex power play at work between the giver and the receiver of an apology, and whether we are responsible for the context of our actions. Each solo story focuses on a female character, a high-profile woman, and the issues raised also shine a light on gender inequality and social justice.

Directed by Jane Moriarty (The RSC, The National, Shakespeare’s Globe) and performed by acclaimed Australian actress, Gabrielle Scawthorn (The Doctor Blake Mysteries, The Killing Fields, Village Bike), the spotlight is on our obsession for words – whether empty, truthful or even justified.

The Apologists premiered at the 2019 VAULT Festival to critical acclaim.

3 - 8 Mar

7:30pm

£13, £11 concessions

★★★★★

“An impressive success for Unlikely Productions.”

Broadway World

★★★★★

“A vivid portrayl of emotional struggle in the face of public shame.”

The Upcoming

“An hour of exceptionally high quality drama.”

The Play’s The Thing

“Gabrielle Scawthorn is magnificent.”

Lyn Gardner

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Age Recommendation

14+

Duration

75m

Cast

Gabrielle Scawthorn

Production Team

Director

Jane Moriarty

Writer (Act 1, Excuses)

Iskandar Sharazuddin

Lighting Designer

Saul Valiunas

Writer (Act 2, Seven, The Sweetest Hour)

Cordelia O’Neill

Sound Designer

Rob Donnelly-Jackson

Writer (Act 3, New Universe)

Lucinda Burnett

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