Cast announced for premiere of Kyo Choi’s The Apology at Arcola Theatre

Casting has been announced for The Apology at Arcola Theatre.

Directed by Ria Parry, the production opens on 19 September 2022, with previews from 15 September, and runs until 8 October 2022.

New Earth Theatre, in association with Arcola Theatre and The North Wall, present the world premiere of the piece which portrays the stories of the ‘comfort women’ of the Second World War and the subsequent political cover-up.

On the cast are Minhee Yeo (White Pearl, Royal Court Theatre), Sharan Phull (Everyone’s Talking about Jamie, UK tour), Kwong Loke (The Great Wave, National Theatre), Sarah Lam (Paradise, National Theatre), Jessie Baek (Bridgerton) and Ross Armstrong (Chernobyl).

A powerful human story which asks how a nation can apologise for the crimes of its past.

Seoul, 1991. Priyanka is beginning the UN investigation into the ‘comfort women’ of the Second World War, and the subsequent political cover-up. Yuna is about to learn the family secret her father has shamefully concealed for her whole life. And Sun-Hee, having kept her silence for over forty years, is on the brink of speaking out – an act which will ignite a fire that could spread across the world.

Three women’s lives intertwine as they campaign for the truth against those who would rather it remain forgotten.

Director Ria Parry said: “The North Wall has a reputation for nurturing and championing bold, brilliant artists who may otherwise be unheard in mainstream theatre – and it has been a privilege to support the development and realisation of The Apology alongside the superb team at New Earth and Arcola Theatre.

“Kyo is a writer of exceptional talent and I am thrilled to be working with the most wonderful cast to bring this story to the stage.”

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