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Long Day's Journey Into Night

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Closed August 16, 2012

Sends you out of the theatre uplifted rather than depressed by O'Neill's unflinching ability to confront his troubled past.

The Guardian

Why See Long Day's Journey Into Night?

ONE OF THE 20th CENTURY'S GREATEST AMERICAN PLAYS

Drawing on his own experiences, Nobel laureate for Literature Eugene O'Neill's multi-award winning Long Day's Journey into Night tells a heart-breaking story about a troubled family and considers the devastating effects of addiction, deep seated unhappiness and familial dysfunction. Set in 1912 at their seaside home in Connecticut, the Tyrone family's grief unravels over the course of one day as James and Mary and their two sons Jamie and Edmund are caught in a corrosive cycle of concealed resentment, accusations, blame and regret, painfully bound by tortured love.

WHAT IS LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT ABOUT?

O'Neill wrote Hard Day's Journey into Night in the early 1940s, but refused to allow it to be published until after his death. Three years after his death in 1953 died, his tragic drama was published and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1957.

The revival of Long Day's Journey into Night - considered to be O'Neill?s masterwork and one of the seminal plays of the twentieth century - is directed by acclaimed Anthony Page whose West End credits include Night of the Iguana, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Doll's House, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The heart-breaking drama stars critically acclaimed actress Laurie Metcalf as Mary Tyrone and award- winning actor David Suchet as James Tyrone.

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Dates

Previews from: 2 April 2012

Opening night: 10 April 2012

Audience

Long Day's Journey Into Night is suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards.

Run time

3 hours and 53 minutes with one intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

David Suchet as James Tyrone
Laurie Metcalf as Mary Tyrone
Kyle Soller as Edmund Tyrone
Rosie Sansom as Cathleen
Trevor White as Jamie Tyrone

Creative

Written by Eugene O'Neil
Directed by Anthony Page
Design by Lez Brotherston
Lighting by Mark Henderson
Sound by Gareth Owen

 

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2 reviews, average rating: (4.5 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Shane Lamp: “theatre making history!!!!!”

can not wait!!!!! one of the greatest plays ever written. with one of... more

Julia Mak: “Long wonderfull night”

This pllay is a must, a long sit, but breathtaking well done. David Suchet... more

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