“There are two main reasons to undergo Long Day’s Journey Into Night. The first is Lesley Manville’s breathtaking performance.  The second is Jeremy Irons’ suave and subtle portrayal of James Tyrone.” – Los Angeles Times

“Jeremy Irons delivers a singular performance of stunning ferocity.” – Entertainment Weekly

"A tormented triumph at The Wallis!” – Out Magazine

“The finest production of one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century … leaves audiences basking in the afterglow.” – Entertainment Today

“A remarkable cast … the magnificent Jeremy Irons … the exquisite Lesley Manville.” – L.A. Blade Magazine

“****(4 stars) An electrifying night!” – The Times

 “****(4 stars) A magnetic revival … a naked emotional power that’s genuinely absorbing.” – Evening Standard

 “Irons and Manville leave you emotionally pulverized.” – The Guardian

“*****(5 stars)” – Daily Mail

 “Richard Eyre shows how a thundering script with a couple of mighty actors can sweep you off your feet.” – The Stage

Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece captures one fateful summer's day in the life of the Tyrones. Haunted by the past but unable to face the truth of the present, James and Mary Tyrone and their two sons test the bonds of a family caught in a cycle of love and resentment. As day turns to night and each member of the family indulges in their vices, the truth unravels leaving behind a quartet of ruined lives. The Wallis is honored to present the Bristol Old Vic’s award-winning production, led by director Sir Richard Eyre and starring Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons ("Brideshead Revisited", Reversal of Fortune, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) opposite Olivier winner Lesley Manville (Another Year, “Harlots”, Phantom Thread).

Read the program notes here.

Click here to listen to Donna Walker's interview with Lesley Manville on KPFK.