New Earth Theatre in association with Arcola Theatre and The North Wall present

The Apology

by Kyo Choi

“My feelings? They’re not hurt. My feelings are incensed…”

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. Based on true accounts by survivors, The Apology is a play about the meaning of justice in the face of atrocity.

The Apology was developed with support from the National Theatre.

Content warning: contains scenes depicting violence, sexual abuse and suicide. This production also includes swearing and loud noises.

15 September - 8 October 2022
Arcola Theatre
24 Ashwin St,
London E8 3DL

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Creative team

Writer: Kyo Choi
Director: Ria Parry
Associate Director: Emily Ling Williams
Set Designer: TK Hay
Costume Designer: Erin Guan

Lighting and Projection Designer: Gillian Tan
Sound Designer and Composer: Jamie Lu
Production Manager: Josephine Tremelling
Stage Manager: Alexandra Kataigida

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