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.
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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