When you’re an Academy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winner like Jeremy Irons, a return to the West End after ten years’ absence is a momentous occasion – so in an exclusive clip, he told us why Long Day’s Journey Into Night was a production he had to be a part of.
Irons is joined at Wyndham’s Theatre by co-star, BAFTA and Olivier Award-winner, Lesley Manville, with the duo reunited with director Richard Eyre following their critically acclaimed, sold-out production of Ibsen’s Ghosts.
You can watch the interview below.
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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, and plays a strictly limited season at Wyndham’s Theatre until 8 April.
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.
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