Long Day's Journey Into Night

May 5 – 27, 2018

Production Language English
Country of Origin United Kingdom
Description Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, autobiographical family drama, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, is widely regarded as one of the most powerful American plays of the 20th century. The acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production—which premiered in 2016 as the centerpiece of its 250th anniversary season—is helmed by award-winning theater and film director Richard Eyre (Ghosts, BAM 2015 Winter/Spring Season; Notes on a Scandal, Iris), and features unforgettable performances by stage and screen, Tony- and Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons (The Borgias, Brideshead Revisited, Reversal of Fortune, The Real Thing) and renowned stage and screen actress Lesley Manville (Ghosts, Another Year, Secrets and Lies).

Unfolding on a summer’s day in 1912, Long Day’s Journey Into Night offers an emotionally devastating look at the Tyrone family, including retired actor and alcoholic father James, his morphine-addicted wife Mary, and troubled adult sons Edmund and Jamie. Haunted by the past—yet unable to face the truth of their dilemmas—the family replays feelings of resentment, anger, love, and despair. The cast includes Irons (James Tyrone), Manville (Mary Tyrone), Matthew Beard (Edmund Tyrone), Rory Keenan (James Tyrone, Jr.), and Jessica Regan (Cathleen). According to The Guardian, “Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville shine with sexual passion and rage,” and the Mail on Sunday calls it “an intense, electrifying production.”
Identifier 2018s.00527
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
animal trainer/handlerBristol Old Vic
author/playwrightEugene O'Neill
company managerLaura Flowers
costume designerRob Howell
fight directorKate Waters
hair stylistMegan Keegan
lighting designerPeter Mumford
playwrightEugene O'Neill
production assistant/coordinatorKatie Henry, Ben Davies, Irene Bohan, Charlotte Burton
production managerJim Leaver, Fiery Angel
propertiesLisa Buckley
set designer/decorRob Howell
sound designerJohn Leonard
stage managerSara Sahin
stage manager assistantSarah Hellicar
voice/dialect coachPenny Dyer
wardrobeMegan Keegan