Long Day's Journey Into Night at Wyndham's Theatre tickets
Long Day's Journey Into Night at Wyndham's Theatre tickets

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About the show

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.

Recommended for

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

Age Recommendations: 10+

Dates and times

Running time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Opened: 09 Jan 2018
Booking from: 07 Apr 2018
Booking until: 08 Apr 2018

Location and map

Wyndham's Theatre
Charing Cross Rd
London, WC2H 0DA

63 Reviews Add review

I really enjoyed this show - an absolutely masterclass in acting from the whole cast, but especially Lesley Manville - it's worth going... More

Jamb0r 178, 182 reviews, 8 helpful votes

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

joc78 5"4, 435 reviews, 7 helpful votes

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... More

Sotra 160cm, 25 reviews, 1 helpful vote

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... More

sarahward 5 foot, 333 reviews, 7 helpful votes

4 very powerful performances from all the actors and a comic turn from the actress playing the Irish housemaid. I loved it. Lesley... More

claremcsheaffrey 5'2, 24 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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... More

susanclements 5ft 3, 78 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Slow burned melodrama (bit long too me - 3.5 hours with an interval). Lesley Manville is outstanding.

ohmrli 75 reviews, 1 helpful vote

christierney777 5"10, 192 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Superb performances by the whole cast of a fantastic production.

londontheatrefan 5'4", 204 reviews, 5 helpful votes