Long Day’s Journey Into Night Tickets
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.
A summer’s day in the summer home of the Tyrones, a family haunted by the past but unable to face the truth of the present.
Considered one of the most powerful American plays of the 20th century, Long Day’s Journey Into Night plays a strictly limited season at Wyndham’s Theatre, London from 27 January 2018 for 10 weeks only.
Age restrictionChildren under 12 will not be admitted.
Running time3hr 20min (inc. interval)
Performance dates27 January 2018 - 7 April 2018
ContentRecommended for ages 12 and above.
Spotlight on Lesley Manville
Take a look at the fabulous career of Olivier Award-winning actress, Lesley Manville, who recently reprised her role as Mary Tyrone in Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
5 Mar, 2018 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Long Day's Journey Into Night "one of the great plays"
There’s a maudlin intensity to Eugene O’Neill’s New England classic. Did anyone ever better layer sorrow, fear, jealousy and resentment, smashing family members together like accelerated atoms? This is as rounded a brood and detailed a psychological portrait as one could hope for on stage. O’Neill’s admiration for Shakespeare, who was no slouch when it came to characters rich in ambiguity and prisoners of their personalities (both heroes and villains), is evident in the rasping form of retired stage actor, James Tyrone – the play’s embattled patriarch, whose ambition, born of immigrant poverty, has provided wealth and domestic security while decimating his family’s happiness.
2 Mar, 2018 | By Ed Whitfield
Long Day’s Journey Into Night: a masterly presentation of a classic piece of literature.
A Long Day’s Journey into Night is a mid-20th century classic. Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning Eugene O’Neill delved deep into his personal and family life for what is considered to be his greatest work. The play wasn’t published until 15 years after it was it was first written. O’Neill originally expressed the wish that it not be published until 20 years until after his death. This wish was ignored by his widow and it received publication a year after he passed away.
23 Feb, 2018 | By Harrison Fuller
Long Day’s Journey Into Night: Lesley Manville is a triumph
Writers, especially new writers, are often told write what you know, which must have been Eugene O’Neill’s motto. The Irish-born American playwright of Long Day’s Journey Into Night clearly had no compunction about heavily mining his life experiences and those of his parents, as the play is very autobiographical. The quadruple Pulitzer Prize winning playwright doesn’t spare himself or any of the protagonists who are easily identified as his mother, father, a brother, himself, his son and wife. So why did he instruct his second wife not to allow it to be performed for 25 years after his death?
14 Feb, 2018 | By Sandra Howell
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2 Aug, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
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The award winning Jermyn Street Theatre’s growing reputation for rediscovering and producing lost works by the world’s greatest playwrights steps up a level this Summer with the UK premiere of Henrik Ibsen’s third play from 10th July to 4th August, the magical and dreamlike St John’s Night directed by Anthony Biggs. The cast includes Sara Crowe, Louise Calf and Isla Carter.
25 May, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
News / Interviews
Exclusive interview with the stars of Long Day's Journey Into Night, David Suchet and Laurie Metcalf
Two widely respected actors with a plethora of stage and screen credits to their name have teamed up for Eugene O'Neill's powerful play Long Day's Journey Into Night, currently showing at the Apollo Theatre.
10 May, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
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