SUCHET TO STAR IN AMERICAN CLASSIC

David Suchet will star as James Tyrone in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, by Eugene O’Neill, previewing at the Apollo Theatre from 2nd April 2012.

David Suchet will return to the Apollo Theatre next year to take the lead in a new production of Eugene O’ Neill’s A Long Day’s Journey into Night.

David Suchet will return to the Apollo Theatre next year to take the lead in a new production of Eugene O’ Neill’s A Long Day’s Journey into Night.

Written in 1956, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play is set in 1912 when, during the course of a single summer’s day, the dysfunctions of the Tyrone family are manifested through drug addiction, alcoholism and regrets, with family members blaming one another for their individual failings. The semi-autobiographical play was first performed in the year of O’Neill’s death, and is widely considered his greatest work.
Suchet, best known for his portrayal of Hercule Poirot in ITV1’s adaptations of the Agatha Christie Poirot novels, will be making his return to the Apollo, following his appearance in All My Sons alongside Zoë Wanamaker last year.
Long Day’s Journey Into Night will be directed by Anthony Page, designed by Lez Brotherston, with lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Gareth Owen. Other than Suchet, the play’s cast has yet to be announced.
The Apollo Theatre will present Long Day’s Journey Into Night between 2nd April and 18th August 2012. Prior to its West End run, the play will be performed at the Richmond Theatre, in south London from 22nd February to 3rd March 2012. Both theatres offer savings for groups.