Long Days 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.

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. He is joined by BAFTA and Olivier Award-winner Lesley Manville, one of Britain's most respected actresses, who is reunited with director Richard Eyre following their critically acclaimed, sold-out production of Ibsen's Ghosts.


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TICKETS ON SALE FOR JEREMY IRONS AND LESLEY MANVILLE IN LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (25 JULY 2017)

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 in the West End.

The production transfers to London's Wyndham's Theatre for a limited ten-week season from 27 January 2018. Tickets are now on sale.

Considered one of the most powerful American plays of the 20th century, O'Neill's semi-autobiographical drama in four acts was written in 1941-42 but not published and performed until 1956. In 1957, it won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. Recent West End productions of Long Day's Journey Into Night have starred Jessica Lange and Charles Dance (2000) and Laurie Metcalf and David Suchet (2012).

Jeremy Irons said: "Over forty years ago I saw Laurence Olivier play James Tyrone. I never dreamed I would one day be given the opportunity to play him myself. I am so glad I have the chance to work again with Richard Eyre and Lesley Manville on this, one of America's greatest plays."

Lesley Manville said: "Shortly after Richard Eyre and I worked together on Ghosts he asked me if I'd be interested in doing Long Day's Journey Into Night with him at Bristol. Ghosts is a big, emotional and epic play but not even that prepared me for the challenge of O'Neill's masterpiece which is, by far, the hardest play I have ever done. But at the same time thrilling. I cannot wait to play those scenes again to a wider audience. O'Neill is a genius and Richard Eyre's production gives nothing but credit to this classic American family saga."

Richard Eyre said: "I'm excited that I'm having the opportunity to revive a production that I loved. We had a wonderful time doing this play in Bristol and it's marvellous to be able to share the production with audiences in the West End."





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Type of production: Play

Opened: 27 January 2018

Booking until: 08 April 2018

Running time: To Be Confirmed

Prices: £16.50 - £182.00

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