Wyndham's Theatre

32-36 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA GB

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Long Day's Journey Into Night Tickets

based on 37 reviews

Wyndham's Theatre

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Starring: Jeremy Irons, Lesley Manville

Booking until: Sunday, 8 April 2018

Tickets from £66.00
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Booking from:
Saturday, 27 January 2018

Booking until:
Sunday, 8 April 2018

This play is always hugely popular. But this time around it has proved a sell-out hit at the Old Vic in Bristol, a drama so good that it's transferring to the West End. It brought the house down as part of the Bristol Old Vic’s 250th Anniversary season, directed by Richard Eyre. It's Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

Long Day’s Journey Into Night is a drama in four acts. It's widely considered his best work, as well as one of the finest 20th century American plays. The playwright asked for it to remain unpublished until after his death, finally premièring in Sweden during early 1956 before opening on Broadway late the same year, where it won the Tony Award for Best Play. It turned out to be such a hit that the playwright himself was given a posthumous 1957 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his creation.

What's the story? Meet the Tyrone family: parents James and Mary plus sons Edmund and Jamie. Mary is a morphine addict and her husband is dying of TB. The so-called 'Long Day' is the one day in which the play is set, and the piece is – thrillingly - semi-autobiographical.

You'll be taken to the Tyrones’ summer home way back in August 1912. The family is fatally haunted by the past but can't face the present either. As a result they're trapped in a cycle of love and resentment, which tests their family bonds to breaking point. As the long, long day ends and the family members engage in their different vices, the truth is inevitably revealed. And that truth destroys them all.

One of our best-loved actors, Jeremy Irons, stars. It's great news since he's an Academy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winner, and hasn't appeared on the West End stage for a decade. BAFTA and Olivier Award-winner Lesley Manville, another of the nation's best-loved actors, accompanies Irons and the marvellous Richard Eyre directs this critically acclaimed production.

This is powerful stuff. And it's on for a strictly limited season at Wyndham’s theatre from late January 2018 for just ten weeks. Book now to avoid disappointment!

Press Reviews

Electrifying The Times

Mesmerising Daily Telegraph

Magnetic Evening Standard

An astonishing production What's On Stage

Sweeps you off your feet The Stage

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based on 37 reviews

A must see

London Box Office customer

One of the best plays ever written

London Box Office customer

So so so loooong journey

When I visit London, I go to see a show. That’s on average 3-4 timesa yer. For the past 20 years. That was so boring. Sorry. No mo comment

London Box Office customer


London Box Office customer

Excellent acting (but very long play)

Thank goodness for Lesley Manville, Jeremy Irons and Matthew Beard, all really exceptional. It is a very long play with difficult themes and so needs to be in capable hands. The other 2 members of the cast were also very good. If you like Ibsen then you’ll like this too.

London Box Office customer

Long Play

The play is a bit long but worth staying for.

London Box Office customer

Review: LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT at Wyndham’s Theatre

12 Feb 2018 in Reviews

Long-Days-Journey-Into-Night.jpg Eugene O’Neill completed Long Day’s Journey Into Night in 1941, but such was his apparent shame at having produced this dramatic dissection and evisceration of a fictional Irish-American family, that he submitted it with the instruction that it was not to be published until 25 years after his death, and was on no account ever to be performed on a stage.

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Wyndham's Theatre
32-36 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA GB

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  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Member of Q-Park scheme
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 970
  • Year built: 1899