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Long Day’s Journey Into Night

By Eugene O'Neill
Directed by Tony Cownie

Did you pray for Mama?

This Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece from one of the 20th century's greatest playwrights covers one fateful and heart-rending day, from early morning to midnight, at the seaside Connecticut home of the Tyrone family.

Mary’s back home, and seems her old self again, but for how long? As her husband James grapples with their troubled son Jamie, younger son Edmund is in poor health. Mary withdraws from the family, reaching into her version of the past.

Long Day’s Journey Into Night is an intensely moving depiction of a family struggling with addiction, truth, love and the ability to face themselves and each other.

Director, Tony Cownie says: "Apart from Shakespeare, no one delves into the souls of his characters more than Eugene O'Neill. Always individual and intensely private. Tortured yes, but always striving in the dark for a precious flash of life affirming inspiration. In this, arguably his finest achievement, he gives us a haunting and shatteringly honest insight into what it is to be a human."

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Key information

Recommended for ages 12+

Running time approx. 2 hours and 55 mins (including a 20 min. interval)


  • Friday 17 January, 7.45pm 
  • Saturday 18 January, 7.45pm 
  • Monday 20 January, 7.45pm 


  • Tuesday to Saturday, 7.45pm


  • Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2.30pm


  • Evenings: Every Tuesday to Saturday during run at 7.45pm £14 - £27.50
  • Matinees: Every Wednesday and Saturday during run at 2.30pm £12 - £22
  • Concessions available for under 18s, over 60s, students, unemployed, disability (Excludes Premium Seats)
  • Previews, all seats £10 (unreserved seating, no concessions)
  • £1 transaction fee applies per booking

Please note: the earlier you book the better the price. Ticket prices for Sping 2014 shows are guaranteed until 20 January 2014, after which they may be subject to change.  Booking early also guarantees a better choice of seats.

Full information on dates, times and prices

Programmes will be available at £3 / or £2.50 for Season Ticket Holders.