Long Day’s Journey into Night

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See the towering Brian Cox on stage with Long Day’s Journey into Night play tickets

After dominating the screen as patriarch Logan Roy in Succession, Brian Cox makes a long-awaited return to the West End in an unmissable revival of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night play. This towering American classic about a fractured family and the domineering patriarch at its heart plays a limited season at Wyndham’s Theatre in 2024. 

On a sweltering summer’s day, the Tyrones – husband, wife and two sons – are slowly falling apart. Buffeted and bruised by addiction, resentment and betrayal, the bonds between family members are fragile. At the head of the table sits James Tyrone: husband, father, and frustrated actor who feels caged in by his most famous role. As the day progresses, the pressures and failings of each family member grow, in this compelling and moving portrait. 

Inspired by playwright Eugene O’Neill’s own chaotic family, Long Day’s Journey into Night is considered his greatest work, and a classic American drama. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1957, as well as the Tony Award for Best Play. 

Brian Cox stars as James Tyrone, in a performance that is not to be missed. Cox is an Emmy, Golden Globe and Olivier Award-winning actor who most recently has gained plaudits for his headline role in HBO’s Succession. His other credits include Nuremberg, Deadwood and The Bourne Identity. On stage, he has appeared in The Weir, Richard III, Art and The Great Society

Cox is joined in director Jeremy Herrin’s (Best of Enemies, Wolf Hall) production by Golden Globe winner Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects, The Party), Laurie Kynaston and Daryl McCormack

This stirring revival of the Long Day’s Journey into Night play is one of the theatre events of 2024, with a stand-out cast and director who bring the painful, tender universality of Eugene O’Neill’s play into sharp focus. It runs at Wyndham’s Theatre for a strictly limited season from March – June 2024.

Child friendly?

The Long Day’s Journey into Night play age rating is 12+