Long Day’s Journey Will Transfer to the West End, Then Brooklyn

London News   Long Day’s Journey Will Transfer to the West End, Then Brooklyn
The Bristol Old Vic production is directed by Richard Eyre and stars Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville.
Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville
Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville Hugo Glendinning

The Bristol Old Vic revival of Long Day’s Journey Into Night, with Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville, is set to transfer to the West End early next year, the Daily Mail reports. According to the U.K. newspaper, the Richard Eyre-helmed production will also play limited engagements at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and in Los Angeles.

Long Day’s Journey Into Night will reportedly begin previews at Wyndham’s Theatre in late January 2018 with an official opening night set for February. The limited engagement will wrap up in April.

Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play was revived at the Bristol Old Vic, a regional theatre, with Irons and Manville in the roles of James and Mary Tyrone last spring. The production received glowing reviews from U.K. critics.

Hadley Fraser, Billy Howle, and Jessica Regan completed the cast in Bristol, though it has not yet been confirmed whether they will return to the production in 2018.

The revival featured designs by Rob Howell, lighting design by Peter Mumford, sound design by John Leonard, and costumes by Irene Bohan. Katie Henry was the associate director and Maggie Lunn was casting director.

Long Day’s Journey Into Night was seen on Broadway last year in a production from Roundabout Theatre Company. Two‐time Academy Award winner and three‐time Emmy Award winner Jessica Lange won a Tony Award for her performance as Mary Tyrone.

Watch highlights from the production below:


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