Long Day’s Journey Into Night

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Following its sold out run as part of Bristol Old Vic's 250th Anniversary season, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville reprise their roles in Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece, Long Day's Journey Into Night. Read More >

Following its sold out run as part of Bristol Old Vic’s 250th Anniversary season, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville reprise their roles in Richard Eyre’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece, 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.

One of the UK’s leading and critically acclaimed actors, Academy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winner, Jeremy Irons returns to the London stage for the first time in over ten years, having starred in this production of Long Day’s Journey Into Night in Bristol. Jeremy Irons worked extensively on stage in the 1970s and ’80s, appearing in productions at Bristol Old Vic (where he trained) and across the West End before taking an 18 year break from theatre. He is joined by BAFTA and Olivier Award-winner Lesley Manville, one of Britain’s most respected actresses with an extensive stage career, who is reunited with director Richard Eyre following their critically acclaimed, sold-out production of Ibsen’s Ghosts.

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.

Eugene O’Neill is regarded as one of the great American playwrights. He is the only person to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama four times (Long Day’s Journey Into Night won the prize in 1957), and was awarded the  Nobel Prize in Literature in 1936. His other work plays include The Iceman Cometh, Mourning Becomes Electra and Ah Wilderness!.

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, London from 27th January 2018 for 10 weeks only.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 27/01/2018

Opening Night: 06/02/2018

Closing Night: 08/04/2018

Running time: 3h20, inc. interval

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Cast & Creative


James Tyrone - Jeremy Irons

Mary Tyrone - Lesley Manville

Edmund Tyrone - Matthew Beard

James Tyrone Jr. - Rory Keenan

Cathleen - Jessica Regan


Director - Richard Eyre

Designer - Rob Howell

Costume - Irene Bohan

Lighting Designer - Peter Mumford

Set Designer - Rob Howell

Sound - John Leonard

Author - Eugene O'Neill

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