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Long Day's Journey Into Night


"Stammering is the native eloquence of us fog people"


Eugene O'Neill is regarded as America's greatest dramatist and Long Day's Journey into Night his finest play. This Druid production is the first major Irish production for many years of a work in which O'Neill's Irish heritage plays a significant part. Taking place over the course of a single day and night in 1912, it is O’Neill’s journey into the night of the four embattled souls of the Tyrone family.  This production will open in Galway before transferring to the Gaiety as one of the highlights of the 50th Dublin Theatre Festival


Druid has assembled an extraordinary company of some of the most acclaimed US and Irish actors, with James Cromwell (The Queen, LA Confidential) and Michael Esper (recently seen alongside Sigourney Weaver in Crazy Mary in New York) joining leading lights of the Irish stage Marie Mullen (Tony Award Winner for The Beauty Queen of Leenane) and Aidan Kelly (Julius Caesar, Terminus) and newcomer, Tuam native, Maude Fahy.


 “We're delighted that James Cromwell will be performing in Dublin as part of the 50th anniversary Dublin Theatre Festival. The Festival has played host to many of the world's greatest actors over its long history and Mr. Cromwell's forthcoming appearances are a very welcome addition to a long and illustrious rolecall which already includes Aidan Quinn, David Soul, Neve Campbell, Tom Waits, Geoffrey Rush, Jeremy Irons, Sorcha Cusack, Simon Callow, Derek Jacobi, Pete Postlethwaite and Tom Conti amongst many others. ” 

Dublin Theatre Festival Artistic Director / CEO Loughlin Deegan 


Directed by Garry Hynes

Designed by Francis O’Connor

Lighting Design by Davy Cunningham

Sound Design by John Leonard


Cast James Cromwell, Michael Esper, Maude Fahy, Aidan Kelly and Marie Mullen


Town Hall Theatre, Galway

Wednesday 19 – Saturday 29 September 2007 7.30pm

Previews: Saturday 15, Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 September 2007 7.30pm

Tickets €25 (€20 Concession) Previews €16

For Booking call Town Hall Theatre Box Office 091 569 777 or book online here


Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival, Gaiety Theatre

Wednesday 3 – Saturday 13 October 2007 7.00pm

Preview: Tuesday 2 October 2007

For Booking Call the Festival Box Office 01 677 8899

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Long Day's Journey Into Night
A play by Eugene O'Neill
Directed by: Garry Hynes
Design: Francis O'Connor
Sound Design: John Leonard
Lighting Design: Davy Cunningham
Costume Design: Francis O'Connor
Composer: Colin Towns
Cast: James Cromwell, Marie Mullen, Aidan Kelly, Michael Esper and Maude Fahy
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