Eugene O’Neill’s semi-autobiographical play Long Day’s Journey Into Night opens in the West End this week, with Richard Eyre bringing his production to Wyndham's Theatre from an earlier run at Bristol Old Vic. With him, he brings the mighty Lesley Manville and Jeremy Irons as the heads of the Tyrone family, and Jessica Regan as the household’s maid Cathleen. We spoke to Regan about discovering the role of Cathleen, earning about the role form a Lesely Manville newspaper interview, and working with two acting greats.
Jeremy Irons starred in Long Days Journey Into Night in 2016 in Bristol, the town in which he learnt his craft. Now, he leads the cast of Richard Eyre’s with Lesley Manville, recently announced as one of this year’s Oscar nominees for her role in Phantom Thread, in a fine revival of an American classic in the West End.