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About the showJeremy Irons and Lesley Manville star in Richard Eyre’s critically acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s gripping drama Long Day’s Journey Into Night. After a hugely successful premiere at Bristol Old Vic, as part of their 250th Anniversary celebrations, the production transfers to the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre for a limited 10 week season.
Set at the Tyrone’s summer home in August 1912, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows the family on the brink of turmoil, as they fight to keep their haunted past hidden. But as the day transforms to night, the Tyrones and their sons are put to the test, as vices are gripped and the inevitable, irreparable truths are revealed.
Considered as one of the 20th century’s greatest American plays, Long Day’s Journey Into Night comes from the playwright behind A Moon for the Misbegotten and The Hairy Ape, with it last being performed at the Apollo Theatre in 2012, starring David Suchet and Laurie Metcalf.
Golden Globe, Academy and Tony Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons (The Borgias, Reversal of Fortune, Elizabeth I) stars as James Tyrone, opposite BAFTA and Olivier Award-winning actress Lesley Manville (Harlots) as Mary Tyrone, who reunites with director Richard Eyre for the first time since featuring in his acclaimed production of Ibsen’s Ghosts.
Additional casting includes Matthew Beard (The Riot Club, The Imitiation Game) as Edmund Tyrone, Rory Keenan (War and Peace, Peaky Blinders) as James Tyrone Jr. and Jessica Regan (BBC's Doctors) as Cathleen.
Playing limited performances at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre, Long Day’s Journey Into Night features design by Rob Howell, costume supervision by Irene Bohan, lighting design by Peter Mumford and sound design by John Leonard. The production plays at the West End venue from January 27th 2018.
Who Should See It?Those who missed the opportunity to catch the production at the Bristol Old Vic now have the chance to see it in the West End, featuring two of theatre’s best actors. A must-see for fans of plays!
Long Day’s Journey Into Night may not be suitable for children and includes the smoking of cigars and a pipe.