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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Overview

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

61 Reviews Add review

This is a very traditional production and I think my opinion of Richard Eyre as a director (innovative design but he would be at h... More

braintree 155cm, 40 reviews, 5 helpful votes

This is a very traditional production and I think my opinion of Richard Eyre as a director (innovative design but he would be at home in 1950s rep too) and Eugene O'Neill (I was meh towards NT's Strange Interlude) have clouded the fact that this is a good play with an excellent performance from Lesley Manville and an inconsistent performance from Jeremy Irons. At 3hrs 20 I found myself bored, checking the time and occassionally distracted by the snores of other audiences members. It isn't a bad play but it isn't half as interesting or clever as it thinks it is. I struggled to work out what we were building to and ultimately what the conclusion was. If you want an opportunity to see Irons and Manville go but there are better productions in nearby theatres.

braintree 155cm, 40 reviews, 5 helpful votes

We enjoyed the show. This is the 4th time that I see this masterpiece starting in 1965 (1965, 1968. 2007. 2018). Jeremy Iron's act... More

ioanniseconomidis 1 review, 0 helpful votes

We enjoyed the show. This is the 4th time that I see this masterpiece starting in 1965 (1965, 1968. 2007. 2018). Jeremy Iron's acting was superb. I also enjoyed in their roles Mr Keenan and Ms Regan. I had a slight objection Ms Manville's appearance as a morphine addict. She was too intact, too unbreakable for her situation. The same was for Mr Beard. He had a lot of energy for somebody who suffers from tuberculosis. I had also an objection for the set and costumes. I have the impression that doesn't match the text. It was (to my opinion)too bourgeois and too intellectual for a suumer house of the Tyrones. You cannot have a four-five meter bookshelves and to ignore Nietzsche or Baudelaire. On the contrary I enjoyed Mr Mumford's lighting. Especially at the end of the play.

ioanniseconomidis 1 review, 0 helpful votes

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

jamesatwill 178, 99 reviews, 5 helpful votes

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.

jamesatwill 178, 99 reviews, 5 helpful votes

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

joc78 5"4, 249 reviews, 4 helpful votes

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 5"4, 249 reviews, 4 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, 10 reviews, 0 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 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 5'2, 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes

SoniaFriedman 5"5, 45 reviews, 0 helpful votes

SoniaFriedman 5"5, 45 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Superb performances by the whole cast of a fantastic production.

londontheatrefan 5'4", 179 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Superb performances by the whole cast of a fantastic production.

londontheatrefan 5'4", 179 reviews, 5 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 ... More

susanclements 5ft 3, 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 spoke so softly it was hard to hear him. Lesley Manville was brilliant as usual.

susanclements 5ft 3, 24 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Brilliant play, made only better by the amazing acting.

franciscopires 172, 26 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Brilliant play, made only better by the amazing acting.

franciscopires 172, 26 reviews, 3 helpful votes