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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.  Read more …

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.


The critical consensus

An emotional rollercoaster that never loses sight of the humanity of the characters, this is not a show to be missed.

****(*)Torran McEwan, The Reviews Hub, 20/04/2018

Dominic Hill's direction is fine, letting O'Neill's wise, tender words on religion, morality and thwarted ambition really sting like slaps.

***(*)(*)Lorna Irvine, The List, 20/04/2018

In its sense of dark and relentless existential despair, it echoes Hill’s earlier productions, ranging from Crime and Punishment to the plays of Samuel Beckett; bleak, feverish and compelling.

****(*)Mark Fisher, The Guardian, 19/04/2018

At just over three hours with an interval Long Day's Journey Into Night is an exhausting watch. The cast do a magnificent job with Eugene O'Neill's intense script and the evening flies by.

****(*)Natalie O'Donoghue, Broadway Baby, 20/04/2018

Pulsed by the fractured languor of Claire McKenzie’s score, this is a show that aches with the pain of a dynasty in freefall.

****(*)Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 23/04/2018

The quartet of actors playing the doomed Tyrone family does a fine job of harnessing O’Neill’s angry poetry, creating real, flawed individuals who are by turns infuriating, repellent even, and finally desperately sad.

****(*)Allan Radcliffe, 21/04/2018


Features about Long Day's Journey Into Night

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Theatre Preview: Long Day's Journey Into Night

Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 16/04/2018

Where and when?

Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow from Friday April 13, 2018, until Saturday May 5, 2018. More info: www.citz.co.uk

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