Leslie Manville and Jeremy Irons Star in Bristol Old Vic's Production Of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT at BAM

Leslie Manville and Jeremy Irons Star in Bristol Old Vic's Production Of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT at BAMEugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical family drama, Long Day's Journey Into Night, is widely regarded as one of the most powerful American plays of the 20th century.

The acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production-which premiered in 2016 as the centerpiece of its 250th anniversary season-is helmed by award-winning theater and film director Sir Richard Eyre (Ghosts, BAM 2015 Winter/Spring Season; Richard III, BAM 1992 Spring Season; Notes on a Scandal; Iris), and features unforgettable performances by stage, screen, Tony- and Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons (Red Sparrow, Brideshead Revisited, Reversal of Fortune, The Real Thing) and renowned stage, screen, Oscar- and Olivier-nominated actress Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread, Ghosts, Another Year, Secrets and Lies).

Unfolding on a summer's day in 1912, Long Day's Journey Into Night offers an emotionally devastating look at the Tyrone family, including retired actor and alcoholic father James, his morphine-addicted wife Mary, and troubled adult sons Edmund and Jamie. Haunted by the past-yet unable to face the truth of their dilemmas-the family replays feelings of resentment, anger, love, and despair. The cast includes Irons (James Tyrone), Manville (Mary Tyrone), Matthew Beard (Edmund Tyrone), Rory Keenan (James Tyrone, Jr.), and Jessica Regan (Cathleen). According to The Guardian, "Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville shine with sexual passion and rage," and the Mail on Sunday calls it "an intense, electrifying production."

Long Day's Journey Into Night is currently in a 10-week West End season at Wyndham's Theatre (until April 7). Following the BAM engagement, the production will travel to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles from June 8 to July 1.

Long Day's Journey Into Night
By Eugene O'Neill
Bristol Old Vic

Directed by Sir Richard Eyre
Set and costume design by Rob Howell
Lighting design by Peter Mumford
Sound design by John Leonard

BAM Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St)
May 18 at 8pm
May 8-12, 15-19, 22-26 at 7:30pm; May 12, 19 & 26 at 2pm; May 13, 20 & 27 at 3pm.
Tickets start at $35

Talk: Bringing Home the Opioid Epidemic
With Margaret Talbot
May 18 at 6pm
BAM Fisher (Hillman Studio)
Tickets: $15 ($7.50 for members)

Photo by Hugo Glendinning

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