Live Theatre on Film in King's Lynn
Live Theatre on Film, courtesy of Digital Theatre on Film, is showing Long Days Journey Into Night at St George’s Guildhall, the first of the season of three plays presented by the Shakespeare's Guildhall Trust.
Anthony Page directed this brilliant revival on stage at the Apollo Theatre in London which boasted glowing performances by the amazing David Suchet as James Tyrone and American, Laurie Metcalfe as Mary Tyrone.
Eugene O’Neill’s family drama is a moving piece also very closely related to the authors experience.
As you watch the Tyrone family’s grief unravel, in the course of one single sunny day in Connecticut, you will see how everything has its origins in the past.
Laurie Metcalf played at the National Theatre in a production of All my Sons.
Playing with David Suchet, she was a revelation and refused to get inside Mary Tyrone and she finds the truth as she charts the terrible progress of her drug dependence. She breaks down as the day proceeds, lapsing into violent mood swings.
Kyle Soller, plays Edmund Tyrone, with the self-destructiveness needed to become the fragile observer of the inferno engulfing his family.
Whichever way you look at it, and however troubled it may seem, the play allows you to leave the Theatre uplifted and not depressed by the playwrights unflinching ability to confront his troubled past.
There is a season offer for all three plays in February, March and April.
Contact the Corn Exchange box office on 01553 764864