Apologia by Alexi Kaye Campbell

The English Theatre Frankfurt, 22 March – 5 May 2019


“Everything we are and everything we do, is a response against you.”


A new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s darkly funny and haunting play about conflicting demands of fame and family.

Kristin Miller is an eminent and successful art historian. As a young mother she followed her politics and vocation, storming Parisian barricades and moving to Florence. Now she has written a book about her life – a book that fails to mention her two children, Peter and Simon. So when her sons and their partners, Trudi and Claire, gather at Kristin’s cottage in the countryside to celebrate her birthday, she finds herself ambushed by their very different versions of the past. As the evening progresses, questions are asked about the sacrifices she has made and about the price paid by those she loves.


Ian Barritt, Diane Fletcher, Molly Gromadzki, James Groom, Rebecca Layoo

Director: Audrey Sheffield
Design: Rachel Stone
Lighting Design: Zia Bergin-Holly
Sound Design: Hendrik Dingler
Movement Director: Shelley Maxwell
Casting: Marc Frankum