Second Half Productions has announced the full cast for the anticipated new production of Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical magnum opus, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, directed by Jeremy Herrin, which will begin previews at Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End on 19 March 2024.
Joining the previously announced Emmy Award-winner Brian Cox (Succession) as James Tyrone, in his first West End role in almost a decade, are Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) will star as matriarch Mary Tyrone alongside Alex Lawther (The End of the F***ing World, Black Mirror) as Edmund, BAFTA Award-nominee Daryl McCormack (Bad Sisters, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande) as James Jr. and Louisa Harland (Derry Girls) as Cathleen.
Fifty seats at £25 will be available for every performance throughout the run. Tickets go on general sale from 10am on 11 May, with priority booking now open.
Often regarded as the greatest American play of the 20th Century, O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning piece depicts a summer day in the life of the Tyrones, closely based on O’Neill’s own dysfunctional family. Moving and inspiring in equal measure, O’Neill’s masterpiece is a compelling story of love, hate, betrayal, addiction and the impossible fragility of family bonds.
Following his recent acclaimed production of Best of Enemies, Jeremy Herrin’s new production will bring into sharp focus the universality of O’Neill’s beautifully crafted characters and language.
LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT is designed by Lizzie Clachan with further creative team to be announced.