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First look: Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons in Long Day’s Journey into Night
Photos ©Hugo Glendinning
Production images of Richard Eyre’s new production of Eugene O’Neill’s play have been released
By Daisy Bowie-Sell • Bristol • 29 Mar 2016
Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville star in Eugene O’Neill’s play, which charts the disintegration of a family in 1912. Irons plays James Tyrone, Manville plays Mary Tyrone, a husband and wife struggling with depression and drug addiction.
The piece is directed by Richard Eyre, and opens at the theatre this week.
Long Day’s Journey into Night runs at Bristol Old Vic until 23 April.
Jeremy Irons was interviewed on Wednesday 23 March 2016, on BBC Points West. Jeremy spoke about his return to the Bristol Old Vic stage for Long Day’s Journey into Night.
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Photo via @alexlovelltv on Twitter
Jeremy Irons was a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row which aired on Friday 18 March 2015.
Jeremy is very briefly interviewed, beginning at 6:10 into the broadcast:
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
23 March -23 April 2016 at the Bristol Old Vic
Director Sir Richard Eyre
Designer Rob Howell
Lighting Designer Peter Mumford
Sound Designer John Leonard
Costume Supervisor Irene Bohan
Associate Director Katie Henry
Casting Director Maggie Lunn
Photography by Hugo Glendinning
Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville are featured on the cover of the Bristol Old Vic’s Spring Season 2016 brochure.
Jeremy and Lesley will star in Long Day’s Journey into Night, directed by Richard Eyre, from 23 March until 23 April 2016.
View the full brochure in .pdf format HERE.
Purchase tickets for Long Day’s Journey into Night HERE.
Richard Eyre will direct Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville in Long Day’s Journey into Night, as part of the Bristol Old Vic’s 250th Anniversary Season. from TheStage.co.uk
© Alastair Muir
Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville will star in a new production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night as part of the Bristol Old Vic’s 250th anniversary season next year.
Richard Eyre will direct the production, which marks a further collaboration between the director and Manville, following their work together on the Olivier-winning Ghosts. Irons returns to the stage for the first time since starring as Harold Macmillan in the National Theatre’s production of Never So Good in 2008. [Actually, Jeremy was in The Gods Weep in 2010.]
Long Day’s Journey into Night, widely considered one of the greatest tragedies of the modern age, takes place over a single day and follows ageing actor James Tyrone and his wife Mary and their family as they struggle through financial hardship and drug addiction.
Eyre said: “The first play I ever saw – at the age of 15 – was at Bristol Old Vic. To be back here over 50 years later to direct… Long Day’s Journey into Night – one of the greatest (and saddest) plays ever written – is a real privilege.”
The 1956 play will be one of four new productions that will each celebrate one century in the theatre’s lifespan.