New Earth Theatre in association with Arcola Theatre and The North Wall present
“I exist now. Don’t tell me that I didn’t exist before.”
Seoul, 1991. Priyanka is beginning the UN investigation into the ‘comfort women’ of the Second World War. 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, speaks 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 what it takes to forgive.
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
24 Ashwin St,
London E8 3DL
Writer: Kyo Choi
Director: Ria Parry
Associate Director: Emily Ling Williams
Movement Director: Jennifer Fletcher
Movement Consultant and Production Assistant: Jeni Seo
Set Designer: TK Hay
Costume Designer: Erin Guan
Lighting and Video Designer: Gillian Tan
Sound Designer and Composer: Jamie Lu
Dramaturg: Caroline Jester
Additional Dramaturgical Support: John Hoggarth
Production Manager: Josephine Tremelling
Stage Manager: Alexandra Kataigida
Lighting Programmer: Luca Panetta
Video Programmer: Benet Doeringer
Set and Costume Work Experience: Yijing Chen
Community Engagement Assistant: Madeleine Baker
Community Engagement Assistant: Heeyeon Joe
Production Assistant: Jeni Seo
Press: Kate Morley PR
Banner photography by Suki Mok
Production photography by Ikin Yum