Long Day's Journey into Night transfers to West End with Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville
Following its sold-out run at Bristol Old Vic, Richard Eyre's production will transfer to Wyndham's Theatre in January
Following the sold out run as part of Bristol Old Vic's 250th anniversary season, Richard Eyre's production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Long Day's Journey into Night, will transfer to London's Wyndham's Theatre in January.
Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville will reprise their portrayals of James and Mary Tyrone, a husband and wife struggling with depression and drug addiction. The play is set in August 1912, at the Tyrones' summer house – and charts the disintegration of a family.
In his review for WhatsOnStage, Michael Coveney wrote: "Eyre's relatively uncut version of O'Neill's sweaty masterpiece is fuelled with booze and the ghastly family point-scoring that is usually confined to polite exchanges in an Alan Ayckbourn play but here leaps out like a louche leprechaun in a no-holds-barred confessional booth."
Long Day's Journey Into Night runs at Wyndham's Theatre from 27 January to 8 April 2018.