The North Wall’s Ria Parry directs The Apology at Arcola

The North Wall’s co-director Ria Parry is set to direct Kyo Choi’s The Apology at Arcola Theatre this autumn.

Produced by New Earth Theatre in association with Arcola Theatre and The North Wall, The Apology is 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.

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

Ria says, “New Earth is a company I love – I am delighted that our organisations are working together to stage this brilliant new play. Kyo is a fantastic writer and I am thrilled to be directing her work.”

The Apology runs at Arcola Theatre from 15 September – 8 October 2022. Book tickets here.

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