Eugene O'Neill

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Brian Cox to return to the West End in Long Day’s Journey Into Night
The Succession star will play James Tyrone, another patriarch of a dysfunctional family, in Eugene O’Neill’s drama

Chris Wiegand

15, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Long Day's Journey Into Night review – O'Neill's bruising classic hits home
George Costigan is magnificent as the patriarch of the fraught Tyrone family, imprisoned in a jail of their own making

Mark Fisher

19, Apr, 2018 @10:59 PM

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Up in smoke: should an author's dying wishes be obeyed?
Harper Lee never wanted Go Set a Watchman brought out, Sylvia Plath’s diary was burned by Ted Hughes – the controversial world of literary legacies

Blake Morrison

10, Mar, 2018 @10:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Long Day’s Journey Into Night; The Captive Queen; Dry Powder – review
Lesley Manville glitters as desperate mother Mary in O’Neill’s grim family portrait. Plus, Barrie Rutter’s valedictory Captive Queen and US satire Dry Powder

Kate Kellaway

11, Feb, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night review – Irons and Manville leave you emotionally pulverised
Richard Eyre’s production arrives in the West End, bringing out the dizzying contradictions in Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece

Michael Billington

06, Feb, 2018 @11:59 PM

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From sci-fi Brontë to Hamlet on the savanna: when classics are relocated
As West Yorkshire Playhouse presents a futuristic take on the 19th-century Villette, here are five shows that reimagine a story in a surprising new setting

Lyn Gardner

04, Oct, 2016 @7:00 PM

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On my radar: Alfred Molina’s cultural highlights
The stage and screen actor on the secret life of Eugene O’Neill, the singer Mayer Hawthorne, All About Eve and his favourite Los Angeles eaterie

Alex Daniel

18, Sep, 2016 @10:00 AM

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James Thierrée: 'Baryshnikov told me to get used to pain. It's part of a dancer's life'
As he prepares to take his latest spectacular to the Edinburgh festival, the performer talks about the ‘magic box’ of theatre, listening to frogs’ secrets and playing an acrobatic Ariel for Peter Greenaway

Chris Wiegand

12, Jul, 2016 @8:09 AM

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night review – all-star cast conjure a visceral O'Neill
Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne and Michael Shannon are all superb as the family tearing one another apart in a dark production of Eugene O’Neill’s finest play

Alexis Soloski

28, Apr, 2016 @2:00 AM

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night review – volcanic excitement and breakneck pace
Eugene O’Neill’s partly autobiographical play of family dysfunction careers towards its tragic outcome with terrific energy

Susannah Clapp

03, Apr, 2016 @7:05 AM

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Long Day's Journey Into Night review – Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville shine with sexual passion and rage
Bristol Old Vic
Richard Eyre rushes through Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece but gets to the heart of the tortured love of the Tyrones, played mesmerisingly by his leads

Michael Billington

30, Mar, 2016 @10:57 AM

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Jeremy Irons: ‘I have the natural tendency of a benign dictator’
The veteran actor’s run of flawed gentlemen continues with his roles in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and High-Rise. He explains his trouble with democracy – and why his statue of buddha is so important

Catherine Shoard

24, Mar, 2016 @4:09 PM

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