Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Produced by Citizens Theatre and HOME, Manchester
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, while revealing insights into his own upbringing.
The four members of the troubled Tyrone family each have their vice to dull their memories of their painful past and face their current trials. Over the course of one devastating day at their Connecticut summer home the resentments of the family are exposed, pushing their bonds to the limit.
Dominic Hill will direct this co-production with HOME Manchester, who we previously partnered with to present Endgame in 2016. We'll be welcoming a number of familiar faces to the creative team alongside Dominic: Designer Tom Piper (Hay Fever, Endgame) and Lighting Designer Ben Ormerod (Oresteia, King Lear, Hamlet).
Long Day's Journey Into Night is supported by Friends of the Citizens.
By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited
Date Time Information 13 Apr 7pm Preview 14 Apr 7pm Preview 17 Apr 7pm Preview 18 Apr 7pm Preview 19 Apr 7pm 20 Apr 7pm 21 Apr 7pm 24 Apr 7pm 25 Apr 7pm 26 Apr 7pm 27 Apr 7pm 28 Apr 1.30pm Audio Described 28 Apr 7pm 1 May 7pm 2 May 7pm 3 May 7pm 4 May 7pm Signed 5 May 1.30pm Captioned 5 May 7pm
Cast & Creative Team
Director - Dominic Hill
Writer - Eugene O'Neill
Designer - Tom Piper
Lighting - Ben Ormerod
Composer - Claire McKenzie
Sound Designer - Matt Padden
Assistant Director - George Nichols
George Costigan - James Tyrone
Dani Heron - Cathleen
Lorn Macdonald - Edmund Tyrone
Bríd Ní Neachtain - Mary Tyrone
Sam Phillips - James Tyrone Jr.
"O'Neill's bruising classic hits home"
- The Guardian
“Dominic Hill’s painstaking, fluent production holds its audience spellbound”
- The Times
- Broadway World
“...a show that aches with the pain of a dynasty in freefall”
"a bold yet reverent reading of an important moment in theatre"
- The Stage
"a haunting tragedy of epic proportions"
- Backstage Pass
"An emotional rollercoaster that never loses sight of the humanity of the characters, this is not a show to be missed."
- Reviews Hub
- Sunday Herald
"It's a play that speaks hard, radical truths about how families can tear themselves apart even when they love one another."