Long Day's Journey Into Night (West End)
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Long Day's Journey Into Night (West End)
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Long Day's Journey Into Night (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

75%
(942 Ratings)
Positive
72%
Mixed
10%
Negative
18%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Slow, Great writing, Intense

About the Show

Olivier award-winner Brian Cox stars in Jeremy Herrin’s new production of Eugene O’Neill’s family drama.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (46)

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73 Reviews | 8 Followers
95
Moving, Revelatory, Intense, Great acting, Slow-burning

See it if you like a play which peels back its secrets like the layers of an onion and slowly slowly creeps there; enjoy hidden family secret plays

Don't see it if you don't enjoy a slow reveal/concentrating. Addictions (drugs & alcohol) are covered, suicide is mentioned; also terminal health conditions Read more

77 Reviews | 6 Followers
95
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Great acting

See it if I am adding few extra points extra to the show to lift its UNDESERVINGLY low rating. If you like this play, it is an EXCELLENT adaptation.

Don't see it if You don't like very long, depressing but brilliant plays with no happy ending. It is VERY difficult play to stage and perform and I think Read more

224 Reviews | 42 Followers
90
Great acting, Absorbing, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You love a classic mystery play with a few twist and turns

Don't see it if if you don't like slow burners which have long dialogue

128 Reviews | 20 Followers
87
Brian cox is grand, Patricia clarkson finds a new mary tyrone, New interpretation of an american classic

See it if you appreciate classics of American Theater which are hard to re-interpret, and yet PC has found a way here.

Don't see it if you cannot appreciate the play for the major part it has had in theater history... or see how beautifully it tackles major family themes Read more

147 Reviews | 11 Followers
70
Epic, Great acting

See it if Must see Brian Cox. Its long and tiring though still a classic play.

Don't see it if You don't have stamina for 3 hours plus.

115 Reviews | 6 Followers
68
Dated, Clever

See it if You know the play or like long shows

Don't see it if You get bored easily

57 Reviews | 4 Followers
66
Great acting, Slow, Long

See it if you enjoy famous stars on stage and want to experience an American classic

Don't see it if you are looking for something exciting and fast-paced Read more

149 Reviews | 20 Followers
51
Sooooo loooooooooooong, Looooong, Long

See it if you've never seen the play live, and for Patricia Clarkson.

Don't see it if Act 1: 1hour 30mins... Act 2: 1 hour 50 mins ... fills you with horror. Read more

Critic Reviews (11)

The London Evening Standard
April 3rd, 2024

"...full of pathos and ruined grandeur"
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Time Out London
April 3rd, 2024

"...mostly this is a very straight production. It remains a truly great play"
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The Guardian (UK)
April 3rd, 2024

"This is the ultimate family reckoning, with some light, but mostly shade."
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The Telegraph (UK)
April 3rd, 2024

"...Cox’s laudably robust return to the London stage, but his performance was sensational"
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The Times (UK)
April 3rd, 2024

"Brian Cox puts in the work but it’s a tough job"
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WhatsOnStage
April 3rd, 2024

"...it has a remarkable capacity to speak to all times, all places and all families."
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The Arts Desk
April 3rd, 2024

"O'Neill masterwork is once again driven by its Mary"
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The Stage (UK)
April 3rd, 2024

"...the acting here is dauntless: a monumental testament to domestic agony."
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