Full casting has been announced for Richard Eyre’s production of Long Day’s Journey Into Night at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
Matthew Beard, Rory Keenan and Jessica Regan will join previously announced Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville, when the production transfers to the West End in early 2018.
Tony Award nominee Matthew Beard will play Edmund Tyrone. The stage and screen actor is best known for his film work including The Riot Club, The Imitation Game, The Look of Love, And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Beard made his stage debut in the West End production of Skylight oppositue Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy; his performance in the Broadway transfer earned him a Tony nomination.
Rory Keenan will play James Tyrone Jr. Keenan’s rich list of television credits include the role of Bilibin in the latest BBC adaption of War and Peace, Simon in Stan Lee’s Lucky Man and Donal in Peaky Blinders.
Rory’s stage work includes Welcome Home Captain Fox (Donmar Warehouse), Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me and Liola at the National Theatre.
Jessica Regan will reprise her role as Cathleen from the 2016 Bristol Old Vic production. Until recently, Jessica played regular Niamh Donoghue in Doctors for the BBC.
Her theatre credits include Henry V (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Liola, The Kitchen, The Cherry Orchard and Blood And Gifts, all at the National Theatre and The Flags at the Royal Court Liverpool.
Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville reprise their roles as James and Mary Tyroe.
The production also confirmed it will transfer to the United States, playing Brooklyn Academy of Music (8-27 May 2018) and the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts (8 June 2018 – 1 July 2018).
Long Day’s Journey Into Night will run from 27 January 2018 until 7 April 2018 at Wyndham’s Theatre, London.
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