Sir Richard Eyre directs Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night as part of the Bristol Old Vic’s 250th anniversary season.
Without the Bristol Old Vic, which was home to celebrated director Sir Richard Eyre’s very first theatre-going experience, several of the most successful plays, TV dramas and films of the past 50 years may never have happened. It’s only fitting, then, that Eyre should pay tribute to this momentous occasion in the Old Vic’s history with another theatrical masterpiece.
Widely considered to by one of the greatest American plays ever written, Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning, semi-autobiographical magnus opus follows a day in the life of the Tyrone family at their seaside home in Connecticut. As darkness falls, so does the façade of a happy, functional family: vices are indulged, the past and present merge into one, and a complicated cycle of love, secrecy and resentment ensues.
Showing until 23 Apr, 7.30pm (selected Thu and Sat mats at 2pm), Tickets £37.50
Bristol Old Vic, King Street, Bristol BS1 4ED