Patricia Clarkson to join Brian Cox in Long Day’s Journey Into Night in West End

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Sharp Objects star Patricia Clarkson and The End Of The F***ing World actor Alex Lawther will join Succession’s Brian Cox in a new production of Eugene O’Neill’s play Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

It was previously announced Scottish star Cox, best known for playing media tycoon Logan Roy in Succession, will take on the role of James Tyrone in the autobiographical play, directed by Jeremy Herrin.

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Alex Lawther (Jonathan Brady/PA)

They will be joined by Daryl McCormack, who recently starred opposite Dame Emma Thompson in Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, as James Jr, while Derry Girls star Louisa Harland will play Cathleen.

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Daryl McCormack (Ian West/PA)

Telling a story of love, hate, betrayal, addiction and the fragility of family bonds, it depicts a summer day in the life of the Tyrone family.

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Louisa Harland (Matt Crossick/PA)

Director Herrin added: “A great play is always relevant and Long Day’s Journey Into Night is, it’s often argued, the greatest play of the 20th century.

“With its searing honesty and blistering depth of emotion, it must be up there.

“What is impossible to argue with is that we have the best cast and, in Lizzie Clachan, one of the most exciting designers in the country, to discover what makes O’Neill’s masterwork relevant for now.

“I can’t wait to bring this classic to life. I anticipate a feast of fine acting and vivid performances in what I hope to be a high definition production.”

Long Day’s Journey Into Night will begin previews at Wyndham’s Theatre from March 19 2024 with opening night on April 2 2024.

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