By Eugene O’Neill

Directed by Dominic Hill
Fri 13 April – Sat 18 May 2018, Citizens Theatre

The Citizens Theatre today announces a new co-production with HOME, Manchester as part of the Gorbals theatre’s Spring 2018 season. Long Day’s Journey Into Night will play at the Citizens Theatre from 13 April – 18 May 2018, with tickets available from today.

One of the greatest American dramas of the 20th century, Eugene O’Neill’s hugely moving and personal Pulitzer Prize-winning Long Day’s Journey Into Night delves into the private lives and failings of a conflicted family, whilst revealing insights into the playwright’s own upbringing.

The Citizens Theatre’s Artistic Director Dominic Hill will direct this production, and will be joined on the creative team by regular collaborators Designer Tom Piper (Hay Fever, Endgame, The Libertine, Hamlet and King Lear) and Lighting Designer Ben Ormerod (Oresteia: This Restless House, King Lear, Hamlet).

Rehearsing and opening at the Citizens Theatre, the production will play at co-producers HOME, Manchester from 9 – 26 May . The Citizens Theatre previously partnered with HOME on its production of Endgame in 2016, featuring Coronation Street stars Chris Gascoyne and David Neilson.

Tickets at the Citizens Theatre are available for sale from today from the Citizens Theatre’s website or by calling the Box Office on 0141 429 0022.

This production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited.


For more information, interviews and images, or to request tickets, please contact Christopher Silver, Press and Marketing Officer 0141 418 6235


Long Day’s Journey Into Night last played at the Citizens Theatre in 1996 in the Circle Studio and was described as “a production of insinuating power” (The Herald). It was directed by Stewart Laing and starred Laurance Rudic, Pauline Gorman, Pascal Langdale and Owen Gorman. The Scotsman described the production as “notable for its emotional restraint which makes the final climactic encounters all the more powerful and dismaying.”

CITIZENS THEATRE is Glasgow’s major producing theatre and one of the leading theatre companies in the UK. Based in a beautiful, Victorian theatre dating from 1878 in the Gorbals area of Glasgow, it is led by Artistic Director, Dominic Hill and Executive Director, Judith Kilvington.

The Citizens has a distinguished history spanning over 70 years and has built an international reputation for producing dynamic and innovative work, centered on bold new interpretations of classic texts. Productions on stage are presented alongside a highly regarded programme of participatory and education work, with a special emphasis on work with children, young people and socially excluded adults. As our name suggests, we believe theatre can enhance and transform the lives of people of all ages, cultures and social backgrounds.

The theatre is currently planning and fundraising for a transformative £19.5 million building re-development which will be the first comprehensive, integrated redevelopment of the building in its 139-year history.

For the latest information on all Citizens Theatre shows, learning and participation activity and the forthcoming theatre redevelopment project visit

Citizens Theatre Ltd. Registered No. SC022513 and is a Scottish Charity No.SC001337

HOME, Manchester’s centre for international contemporary art, theatre, film and books, opened its doors in 2015. HOME is a place for curiosity seekers, for lovers of the dramatic, the digital and the deeply engaging; for radicals and reciprocators. HOME works with artists to produce new and extraordinary theatre experiences, programming an exciting, eclectic mix of drama and dance with a strong focus on international work, new commissions and talent development. Led by Artistic Director: Theatre, Walter Meierjohann, HOME has collaborated with many of the most celebrated artists on the UK and International scene, including Complicite, 1927, Simon Stephens, Hofesh Shechter, Peeping Tom, Philippe Quesne and 59productions and offers opportunities to theatre makers at all career stages to develop and extend their practice, presenting thought-provoking and experimental work. The patrons of HOME are Danny Boyle, former National Theatre Artistic Director Nicholas Hytner, actress Suranne Jones, playwright and poet Jackie Kay MBE, artists Rosa Barba and Phil Collins, filmmaker Asif Kapadia, and actress and author Meera Syal CBE. | @HOME_mcr

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