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Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Produced by Citizens Theatre and HOME, Manchester
Long Day’s Journey Into Night

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

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  • 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”
- Herald

"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

"beautifully weighted"
- Sunday Herald


"It's a play that speaks hard, radical truths about how families can tear themselves apart even when they love one another."

Dominic Hill in the Scotsman


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Running Time: 3h 15m
Main Theatre

Deaf Theatre Club for Long Day’s Journey Into Night will take place on Friday 4 May at 7.00pm