Long Day’s Journey Into Night is widely considered to be Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece.
Set in 1912, at the summer home of the Tyrone family, O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Long Day’s Journey Into Night follows a fateful day in the Tyrone household as old wounds are opened and old arguments revisited.
David Suchet plays the patriarch of the family, aging actor James, whose wife Mary has recently returned home from treatment for morphine addiction and whose sons share their father’s alcoholic tendencies.
Written in 1956, Long Day’s Journey Into Night is a semi-autobiographical piece based on O’Neill’s own home life and family.
Suchet, who leads the cast of Long Day’s Journey Into Night, is best known to the world for his screen portrayal of Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective Poirot. The actor, appointed a CBE for his services to drama in the 2011 New Year’s Honours List, has London stage credits including All My Sons, Complicit and Last Confession.