David Suchet Leads LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT At The Apollo
David Suchet returns to the West End stage in Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece, Long Day's Journey Into Night, following his critically acclaimed performance in Arthur Miller's All My Sons last year. Directed by award-winning director Anthony Page, Eugene O'Neill's semi autobiographical play paints a powerful portrait of a family tormented by the past and paralysed by its own personal demons.
Set in 1912, the story is a compelling family drama between James Tyrone (David Suchet), Mary Tyrone (Laurie Metcalf) and their sons, Jamie and Edmund (Kyle Soller) during a long summer's day. This multi-award winning play is one of the greatest American plays written in the twentieth century.
David Suchet is one of Britain's most respected actors on stage, screen and television. Best known for his role as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie's Poirot his other television work includes the award-winning BBC drama Maxwell for which he won Best Actor International Emmy Award in 2008, The Life of Freud, Victoria and Albert, Murder in Mind, Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now (BAFTA nomination). Suchet's film credits include Executive Decision, A Perfect Murder, Flood and The Bank. Aside from his television and film work, David has also worked extensively in theatre. His recent stage credits include All My Sons (Best Actor What'sOnStage.com Awards, Evening Standard Theatre Awards nomination and Olivier Award nomination), Complicit (The Old Vic), Once in a Lifetime (National Theatre),The Last Confession (Theatre Royal Haymarket) and the Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Troilus and Cressida, The Tempest and Othello. Other credits include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Critic's Circle Award), Separation (Olivier Award nomination), Oleanna and Amadeus (Best Actor, Royal Variety Club Award, Tony nomination on Broadway and Olivier Award nomination).
Laurie Metcalf is widely known for her performance as Jackie Harris on the ABC sitcom Roseanne for which she is a 3 time Emmy Award Winner. Her other television work includes The Big Bang Theory, Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy. Metcalf's film credits include the well known voice of Andy's Mum throughout Pixar's Toy Story Trilogy as well as appearances in Scream 2 and Desperately Seeking Susan. She has also won numerous awards for her performances on Broadway including The Other Place (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award), A Lie Of The Mind (Obie Award), November (Tony Award Nomination) and Balm In Gilead (Joseph Jefferson and Obie Award Winner)
Kyle Soller has recently received acclaim for his role in The Faith Machine at the Royal Court opposite Hayley Atwell. His other theatre work includes The Government Inspector and The Glass Menagerie (Young Vic), The Talented Mr Ripley (Northampton Royal & Derngate), The Glass Menagerie (Shared Experience), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare's Globe Touring) and The Beautiful People (Finborough). He is also soon to appear on screen in the forthcoming film Anna Karenina directed by Joe Wright.
Anthony Page has directed both on Broadway and the West End stage as well as for film and television. His most recent theatre credits include the acclaimed version of Coward's Design for Living (The Old Vic), Beckett's Waiting for Godot (Broadway), Rosmersholm with Helen McCrory (Almeida) and The Lady from Dubuque with Maggie Smith (Theatre Royal Haymarket). Other theatre work includes A Doll's House, for which Page was awarded a Tony Award for Best Direction. Recent television work includes My Zinc Bed (Rainmark Films) with Uma Thurman and Jonathan Price. Page also directed the critically acclaimed 1990s period drama Middlemarch (BBC).
Director Anthony Page
Designer Lez Brotherston
Lighting Mark Henderson
Sound Gareth Owen
Further cast to be announced
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