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.”

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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Suse Coon

Suse Coon started life training to be an architect but ended up as a fashion buyer then civil servant. After some time out to bring up her family of three, she returned to what had been a hobby and entered the field of freelance journalism. After becoming regional correspondent, then editor of the orienteering magazine CompassSport, she formed Pages Editorial & Publishing Services. In this guise, West Lothian Life was launched, while Suse maintained a level of freelancing and wrote the award winning children's novel Richard's Castle. In 1999, Suse bought over CompassSport and found her time taken up pretty well exclusively with the two magazines. In 2004, West Lothian Life was expanded to form Lothian Life, however, the workload was too great. In 2006, CompassSport was sold and Suse concentrated on the web version of Lothian Life. Her hobbies include gardening, orienteering, sea kayaking and Tai Chi.

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