Long Day's Journey into Night

Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece captures one fateful summer’s day in the life of the Tyrones. Haunted by the past but unable to face the truth of the present, James and Mary Tyrone and their two sons test the bonds of a family caught in a cycle of love and resentment. As day turns to night and each member of the family indulges in their vices, the truth unravels leaving behind a quartet of ruined lives.

An unashamedly autobiographical account of O’Neill’s own life, Long Day’s Journey Into Night is considered one of the most powerful American plays of the 20th century. Brought to life as part of Bristol Old Vic’s 250th Anniversary season by a multi award-winning team led by director Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris), and starring Jeremy Irons (Brideshead Revisited,The Borgias) opposite Lesley Manville (Ghosts, Phantom Thread).