* Notes *
A new production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night opened at the Apollo Theatre in London last month. Directed by Anthony Page, the play stars David Suchet as James Tyrone and Laurie Metcalf as Mary Cavan Tyrone (pictured left, photograph by Alastair Muir). The detailed set, designed by Lez Brotherston was beautifully lit by Mark Henderson. The leads are strong and act with great intensity. Suchet is rather pitiful, and Metcalf searing. The supporting cast is also formidable. Trevor White (James Tyrone, Jr.) and Kyle Soller (Edmund Tyrone) both give fiery performances. Soller is particularly moving in Act IV, when he speaks about being at sea.
* Tattling *
A mobile phone was heard several times in Acts I and II during last night's performance. There was some other disturbance during Act IV, it sounded like someone's iPhone was playing music.