Reviews: Read What Critics Think of Long Day's Journey Into Night Starring Brian Cox and Patricia Clarkson | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: Read What Critics Think of Long Day's Journey Into Night Starring Brian Cox and Patricia Clarkson

Jeremy Herrin directs the new revival, which opened in London's West End April 2.

Brian Cox and Patricia Clarkson in Long Day's Journey into Night Johan Persson

A new West End revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night officially opened at Wyndham's Theatre April 2, and the reviews are in. The limited engagement began previews March 19 and is scheduled to continue through June 8.

Emmy and Golden Globe winner Patricia Clarkson is leading the company as Mary Tyrone, along with Brian Cox as James Tyrone, Laurie Knaston as Edmund Tyrone, Daryl McCormack as James Tyrone, Jr., and Louisa Harland as Cathleen. Rounding out the company are understudies Paul Easom, Nicholas Macevilly, and Tom Mahy. Casting is by Jessica Ronane.

Jeremy Herrin is directing the new production, which features design by Lizzie Clachan, lighting design by Jack Knowles, sound design by Tom Gibbons, and movement direction by Polly Bennett. Wigs, hair, and makeup are by Kim Kasim.

Read the reviews below. (Matt Wolf)

BroadwayWorld (Louise Penn)

Daily Mail (Joanna Crawley, Patrick Marmion)

Express (Neil Norman)

The Guardian (Arifa Akbar)

The Independent (Tim Bano)

iNews (Fiona Mountford)*

London Theatre (Olivia Rook)

The Stage (Sam Marlowe)*

The Standard (Nick Curtis)

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)*

Theatre Weekly (Greg Stewart)

TimeOut London (Andrzej Lukowski)

The Times (Clive Davis)*

Variety (David Benedict)

West End Best Friend (Livvy Perrett)

WhatsOnStage (Sarah Crompton)

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play chronicles a day in the life of a dysfunctional family: the Tyrones. Widely considered to be O'Neill's magnum opus, the play is closely based on his own family and experiences growing up, and was published posthumously in 1956.

The production is offering a total of 50 tickets at £25 for every performance, in addition to regularly priced tickets.


Photos: Long Day's Journey Into Night in the West End

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