NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Jeremy Herrin’s Production of Long Day’s Journey into Night

This revival of Eugene O’Neill‘s play will begin performances at the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 19th March 2024.

Full casting has now been announced for a new production of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which will be heading to the West End stage in 2024.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin and joining the previously announced Brian Cox,who will play James Tyrone, in his first West End role in almost a decade will be: Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) will star as matriarch Mary Tyrone alongside Alex Lawther (The End of the F***ing World, Black Mirror) as Edmund, BAFTA award-nominee Daryl McCormack (Bad Sisters, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande) as James Jr and Louisa Harland (Derry Girls) as Cathleen.

The production is set to begin previews at the Wyndham’s Theatre on the 19th March, officially opening on the 2nd April. Fifty seats at £25 will be available for every performance throughout the run. Tickets go on general sale from 10am on 11 May, with priority booking open now.

Often regarded as the greatest American play of the 20th Century, O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning piece depicts a summer day in the life of the Tyrones, closely based on O’Neill’s own dysfunctional family. Moving and inspiring in equal measure, O’Neill’s masterpiece is a compelling story of love, hate, betrayal, addiction and the impossible fragility of family bonds.

As well as being directed by Jeremy Herrin, the production is set to be designed by Lizzie Clachan with further creative team to be announced.

Talking about bringing Long Day’s Journey into Night back to the West End Herrin said: “A great play is always relevant and ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ is, it’s often argued, the greatest play of the 20th Century. With its searing honesty and blistering depth of emotion, it must be up there. What is impossible to argue with is that we have the best cast and, in Lizzie Clachan, one of the most exciting designers in the country, to discover what makes O’Neill’s masterwork relevant for now. I can’t wait to bring this classic to life. I anticipate a feast of fine acting and vivid performances in what I hope to be a high definition production.”

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