Suchet treads the board to head cast

Laurie Metcalf and David Suchet in Long Day's Journey Into Night.
Laurie Metcalf and David Suchet in Long Day's Journey Into Night.

eugene O’Neill’s American classic Long Day’s Journey Into Night can be seen at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from March 5-10.

The cast is headed by David Suchet and the play is directed by the award-winning Anthony Page.

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 20th 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 since 1989, 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).

He has also worked extensively in the 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).

Alongside him will be Laurie Metcalf, widely known for her performance as Jackie Harris on the ABC sitcom Roseanne, for which she is a three-time Emmy Award winner.

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) and Beckett’s Waiting for Godot (Broadway).

Tickets to see David Suchet in Long Day’s Journey Into Night at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal are available from the box office on 0115 9895555.