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Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 at 1:30 pm
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Long Day’s Journey Into Night, via the Lyceum

Did you pray for Mama? This Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece from one of the 20th century’s greatest playwrights covers one fateful and heart-rending day, from early morning to midnight, at the seaside Connecticut home of the Tyrone family.

Mary’s back home, and seems her old self again, but for how long? As her husband James grapples with their troubled son Jamie, younger son Edmund is in poor health. Mary withdraws from the family, reaching into her version of the past. Long Day’s Journey Into Night is an intensely moving depiction of a family grappling with addiction, truth, love and the ability to face themselves and each other.

The show is directed by Tony Cownie, Associate Artist at The Lyceum who will be joined by designer Janet Bird to create a stunning set alongside lighting designer Tim Mascall, the team that brought us A Taste of Honey in 2013 .The Lyceum are also pleased to welcome back composer Claire McKenzie fresh from A Christmas Carol. The full cast is Adam Best as Jamie, Timothy N Evers as Edmund, Diana Kent as Mary, Nicola Roy as Cathleen, and Paul Shelley as James.

Director Tony Cownie comments on the play, “Apart from Shakespeare, no one delves into the souls of his characters more than Eugene O’Neill. Always individual and intensely private. Tortured yes, but always striving in the dark for a precious flash of life affirming inspiration. In this, arguably his finest achievement, he gives us a haunting and shatteringly honest insight into what it is to be human.”

LYCEUM PERFORMANCES & PRICES
DATES: 17 January – 8 February 2014
EVENINGS Tuesday- Saturday, 7.45pm £14- £27.50
MATINEES Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2.30pm £12 – £22

Recommended for ages 12+

Booking: 0131 248 4848 or online at www.lyceum.org.uk/longdaysjourney

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