British actor David Suchet

Man and Boy | 2004—2005

David Suchet is perfect, almost creepily compelling as the corrupt tycoon, Gregor Antonescu”

— Online review London, 2004



Opening night: 22 September 2004 Closing night: 16 April 2005


Yvonne Arnaud Guildford September 22 — October 2 2004
Arts Cambridge October 4—9 2004
Theatre Royal Bath October 18—23 2004
Theatre Royal Brighton November 1—6 2004
Theatre Royal Plymouth November 8—13 2004
Duchess London February 7 — April 16 2005


Written by Terence Rattigan
Directed by Maria Aitken
Composer: Howard Davidson
Design: Simon Higlett
Lighting: Mick Hughes


David Suchet as Gregor Antonescu
Ben Silverstone as Basil Anthony/Vasily Antonescu
David Yelland as Sven Johnson
Colin Stinton as David Herris
Will Huggins as David Beeston
Jennifer Lee Jellicorse as Carol Penn
Helen Grace as Countess Antonescu

Show Info

Powerful financier Gregor Antonescu visits his estranged son, Basil, at his Greenwich Village apartment in an attempt to extricated himself from the most catastrophic disaster of his career. After newspaper headlines report that the FBI is looking for Gregor, his wife and business associates desert him one by one. Only his son refuses to leave. Rattigan confronts the relationship between a father and son in this intriguing drama set in New York in the 1930s against a backdrop of love, betrayal and high finance.

© 2004 | photo by Geraint Lewis

Run time

2 hours 25 minutes with one intermisison

What  press had to say...

“Suchet is mesmerising. He bursts on to the stage... and dominates the play through to the end. You dare not take your eyes off him” — Mike Howard for The Argus

“(Suchet) holds the auditorium breathless, from his first entrance to his final, enigmatic exit... pure theatre” — Jo Kerrigan for Irish Examiner

“Rattigan is never less than a master-craftsman and Suchet is, thrillingly, a master-actor” — The Financial Times

“From the moment Suchet in his camel hair coat enters, he commands the stage” — Lizzie Loveridge for Curtain up

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