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Long Day's Journey Into Night tickets

Bristol Old Vic’s critically acclaimed production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night transfers to the West End from January 2018, with tickets available now. This Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece is an unabashed autobiographical account of O'Neill's own life, the text is considered one of the seminal American plays of the 20th century.

The events of Long Day's Journey Into Night play out over the course of one fateful summer’s day, following the life of the Tyrone family. Poised on the precipice between past regrets and fears for their future, James and Mary Tyrone and their two sons find themselves re-opening the old wounds of the ones they love. As day turns to night and each member of the family indulges in their addictive vices, the truth unravels leaving behind a quartet of ruined lives.

The play transfers from the Bristol Old Vic as part of the theatre’s Anniversary season by a multi award-winning team led by director Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris). Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville reprise their starring roles from the award winning production.

Jeremy Irons is an award winning actor for the stage and screen. He has appeared in a variety of Bristol Old Vic productions, where he trained. Irons made his Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing for which he received a Tony Award for Best Actor. His film work includes The Lion King, Reversal of Fortune and Elizabeth I.

Lesley Manville in a Olivier Award-winning actress with an extensive stage career featuring celebrated roles in productions, including Grief at the National Theatre, Ghosts at the Almeida and Six Degrees of Separation at the The Old Vic.

Further cast members include Matthew Beard (The Riot Club) as Edmund Tyrone, Rory Keenan (Peaky Blinders) as James Tyrone Jr. and Jessica Regan (Doctors) as Cathleen.

At the playwrights request the play was first published posthumously and was performed for the first time in Sweden in 1956. Later that year the piece opened in New York, where it was won the Tony Award for Best Play and went on to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1957.

Regarded as one of the great American playwrights, O’Niell is the only writer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama four times and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1936. His other work plays include The Iceman Cometh, Mourning Becomes Electra and Ah Wilderness!

This much anticipated production plays a limited run for at the Wyndham's Theatre, so don't miss out and get your Long Day's Journey Into Night tickets now.

Performance dates: 07 Apr 2018 - 08 Apr 2018

Running time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Age recommendation: 10+

Special notice: Theatre lovers should not miss the chance to get tickets see this iconic work of American theatre featuring its incredible all-star cast.

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SeatPlan Recommends: The centre of the Royal Circle is the ideal vantage point to views this powerful piece of theatre.

Latest audience reviews

I really enjoyed this show - an absolutely masterclass in acting from the whole cast, but especially... More

Jamb0r Top 50 reviewer18 Mar 2018

I really enjoyed this show - an absolutely masterclass in acting from the whole cast, but especially Lesley Manville - it's worth going just to see her in action. I was completely riveted throughout the play, even if it was a bit too long.

Jamb0r Top 50 reviewer18 Mar 2018

Incredible acting from two stage greats (namely Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons) and they didn't disappoint.... More

joc78 Top 10 reviewer12 Feb 2018

Incredible acting from two stage greats (namely Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons) and they didn't disappoint. My only issue was with the length of the play as the second half in particular really dragged for me and people around me tended to lose interest a bit. Still, I do believe it is one of the greatest American plays ever written and it was a joy to see such masters at work on the West End stage.

joc78 Top 10 reviewer12 Feb 2018

I knew the play was 3 hours long. Act 1 went by quickly, but Act 2 was long, and I felt it, specially... More

Sotra 25 Feb 2018

I knew the play was 3 hours long. Act 1 went by quickly, but Act 2 was long, and I felt it, specially the last 30-40 minutes. Probably I wasn't the only one. Having said that, the acting was good.

Sotra 25 Feb 2018

I thought it was a good play. It was very strong on certain subjects like mental health and family trauma.... More

sarahward Top 50 reviewer10 Sep 2018

I thought it was a good play. It was very strong on certain subjects like mental health and family trauma. There was a couple of points that were hard to watch due to the strong heart of the show.

sarahward Top 50 reviewer10 Sep 2018

4 very powerful performances from all the actors and a comic turn from the actress playing the Irish... More

claremcsheaffrey 16 Feb 2018

4 very powerful performances from all the actors and a comic turn from the actress playing the Irish housemaid. I loved it. Lesley Manville must be exhausted and drained after every performance with her sympathetic portrayal of a nervous, twitchy woman descending into oblivion through her addiction and memory of past tragic family events.

claremcsheaffrey 16 Feb 2018

Not my favourite play so far this year, I found the actors spoke so quickly that I lost the thread of... More

susanclements 31 Mar 2018

Not my favourite play so far this year, I found the actors spoke so quickly that I lost the thread of what was going on. Jeremy irons spoke so softly it was hard to hear him. Lesley Manville was brilliant as usual.

susanclements 31 Mar 2018
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