Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons in rehearsal for Long Day's Journey Into Night

In rehearsal: Long Day’s Journey Into Night

By Robin Johnson, Published January 18, 2018

A masterpiece work delivered by a masterful cast: Long Day’s Journey Into Night rehearsals are well underway for the acclaimed production’s West End transfer, and it’s looking terrific.

Eugene O’Neill’s magnificent play centres on a family caught in a cycle of love, resentment, and bitterly obfuscated truths. And from the first images of the cast, which stars Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons in his first London stage appearance in over ten years, and Olivier Award-winner Lesley Manville, it’s raw emotion that’s set to shine through in this unmissable show. Take a look at the first rehearsal room shots below.

An unashamedly autobiographical account of O’Neill’s own life, Long Day’s Journey Into Night is considered one of the most powerful American plays of the 20th century.

Richard Eyre’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece played at the Bristol Old Vic during its 250th anniversary season, and now transfers for a strictly limited run at Wyndham’s Theatre, London from 27th January 2018 – it’s here for 10 weeks only.

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Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons in rehearsal for Long Day's Journey Into Night

Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons in rehearsal for Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons in rehearsal for Long Day's Journey Into Night

Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons in rehearsal for Long Day’s Journey Into Night

The cast of Long Day's Journey Into Night in rehearsal

The cast of Long Day’s Journey Into Night in rehearsal

Lesley Manville in rehearsal for Long Day's Journey Into Night

Lesley Manville in rehearsal for Long Day’s Journey Into Night

The Tyrones’ summer home, August 1912. Haunted by the past but unable to face the truth of the present, the Tyrones and their two sons test the bonds of a family caught in a cycle of love and resentment. As day turns to night and the family indulge in their vices, the truth unravels leaving behind a quartet of ruined lives.

Along with Manville and Irons, Jessica Regan reprises her role, Cathleen, from the Bristol Old Vic production, while stars of the stage and screen Matthew Beard and Rory Keenan will join the company.

Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons in rehearsal for Long Day's Journey Into Night

Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons in rehearsal for Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Rehearsals for Long Day's Journey Into Night

Rehearsals for Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Matthew Beard, Jeremy Irons and Rory Keenan in rehearsal for Long Day's Journey Into Night

Matthew Beard, Jeremy Irons and Rory Keenan in rehearsal for Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Matthew Beard and Jeremy Irons in rehearsal for Long Day's Journey Into Night

Matthew Beard and Jeremy Irons in rehearsal for Long Day’s Journey Into Night