Long Day's Journey Into Night Tickets
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Lesley Manville
Booking from: Saturday, 27 January 2018
Booking until: Sunday, 8 April 2018
Saturday, 27 January 2018
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 The playwright asked for it to remain unpublished until after his death, finally premièring in Sweden during early 1956 before opening on Broadway late the same year, where it won the Tony Award for Best Play.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!
What to expect:Acting:
based on 24 reviews
The play is a bit long but worth staying for.
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