About the show
Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville star in the West End transfer of Bristol Old Vic’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
Don’t miss the chance to see the West End transfer of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Following its acclaimed premiere at Bristol Old Vic in 2016, as part of that theatre’s 250th anniversary season, the classic drama transfers for a strictly limited season at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre.
O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night premiered in 1956. The claustrophobic family drama takes place in August 1912. The Tyrone family are spending time at their summer house. But the atmosphere is far from carefree.
Over the course of one day, the family of four act out their resentments and regrets towards each other with growing intensity. Mary, the mother of the family, is addicted to morphine, while her son, Edmund, has tuberculosis. James’ reluctance to pay for decent care for Edmund is just one battleground among many in this renowned 20th century play.
O’Neill won both the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama for Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
The award-winning actors Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville reprise their roles as husband and wife James and Mary Tyrone. Irons is one of very few actors who has won an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy for his work. His many credits include Lolita, Being Julia and providing the voice of Scar in The Lion King. Manville is a stage and screen star who regularly works with Mike Leigh. She won the Best Actress Olivier Award in 2014 for her work on Ghosts, directed by Richard Eyre.
Matthew Beard, Rory Keenan and Jessica Regan join them in the show.
Eyre, the former Artistic Director at the National Theatre, also directs this production.
Rob Howell designs the set, while Peter Mumford provides the lighting design.
Long Day’s Journey Into Night runs from 27 January – 8 April 2018 at Wyndham’s Theatre.