Sunday, March 25, 2012
LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT at the THEATRE ROYAL GLASGOW
So raw and intense was the feeling , Eugene O'Neill stipulated it should not go on stage until 25 years after his death.
Sometimes an Artist gives everything and a little bit more into a work , making all other efforts pale into insignificance.This play is Eugene O'Neils statement and ultimate testimony he wants to leave Humanity.
On watching the mesmerising gripping intensity of it being performed on stage you can see why he was keen not to be around when the audience finally saw the story of his , and his ages , Family tensions.
The play stars David Suchet , aka Poirot , the annoying geeky prudish Belgian detective.A character so limited one could be forgiven for thinking David does not have the real talent of a Master which he clearly is as proven by his portrayal of this challenging , yet highly rewarding , role.
The play also stars Laurie Metcalf , also made famous in the TV role of Roseanne Barrs sister.This interview from The Telegraph gives details of the role she plays with startling effect.
You can also see some of the views of the present cast in the video below:
All in all this is a fantastic production of one of the great plays of the Century.