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What's it all about?
What’s it like to be part of a family that’s tearing itself apart with regrets, yet inextricably bound together by love? Colossus of 20th century American theatre Eugene O’Neill gives you a ringside seat as a father, mother and two sons slug it out in this heavyweight emotional drama.
It’s your first chance to see this Pulitzer-winning play in over a decade. And with David Suchet (Poirot, All My Sons) in the lead, this isn’t just any old revival – it’s an event.
What's the story?
You’ll be utterly engrossed as this epic play immerses you in the lives of the Tyrones, a family gripped by addiction, paralysed by the future and overwhelmed by their past.
It’s 1912 Connecticut and ageing actor James Tyrone has two troubled sons and an unstable wife. Gradually, as the day passes and the men seek refuge in drink while Mary’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, they turn on each other. Old wounds are opened, thwarted ambitions are bared, and hard truths are faced.
You will witness a family in crisis, but be moved by their capacity to endure and forgive.
Who's in it?
David Suchet returns to the West End to play this floundering father figure after his Olivier-nominated turn as another troubled patriarch in the acclaimed 2010 production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. He is joined by multiple-Emmy-winning and accomplished stage actress Laurie Metcalf as Mary Tyrone. This promises to be a performance from actors at the peak of their powers.
Who is Long Day's Journey Into Night suitable for?
This is one play that should be near the top of your list if you’re a theatre groupie on a mission to see the 'big three' of American drama - Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams.
You’ll be particularly keen to get tickets if you were lucky enough to catch Jude Law in Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse last year, or Kevin Spacey’s production of O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten.
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Did You Know?
This is a largely autobiographical work, which perhaps explains why playwright Eugene O'Neill didn’t want it published until 25 years after his death. But his third wife found a way round this by selling the rights, and the first performance was in 1956 - just three years after his death.
Laurence Olivier, Prunella Scales, Jessica Lange and Paul Rudd have all appeared in previous London productions. And Katharine Hepburn won an Oscar for playing Mary in the 1962 film.
In keeping with his troubled family life, O’Neill disowned his own daughter, Oona, when she ran off with a man three times her age. And the name of that ageing lothario? Charlie Chaplin.
Contains adult themes.
From 2 May, the 7pm evening performances on Wednesdays will be replaced by 2.30pm matinee performances.
1957 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
1957 Tony Award
2003 Tony Award
Best Revival of a Play