Brian Cox to star in ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ in the West End

The Eugene O’Neill play comes to London.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

UPDATE: Long Day's Journey Into Night will open in the West End in spring 2024.

Succession star and two-time Olivier Award-winner Brian Cox will return to the West End to star in Long Day’s Journey into Night. Details on a theatre, performance dates, and further casting will be announced at a later date.

The semi-autobiographical Eugene O’Neill play takes place on a single day in August 1912. As day turns to night for the Tyrone family, they indulge in their personal vices, but quickly discover their collective disillusionment with the world.

Brian Cox will play James Tyrone in Long Day’s Journey Into Night. “It has long been an ambition of mine to play Eugene O’Neill’s flawed patriarch James Tyrone, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to do so on a West End stage. I’m a great admirer of Jeremy Herrin’s work and I am looking forward to us delving into O’Neill’s masterpiece together,” said Cox.

“It’s the privilege of a lifetime to direct one of our finest actors in one of the greatest plays ever written. The peerless Brian Cox as James Tyrone is a match for the ages, and a wonderful opportunity to create a deeply moving and cathartic piece of the theatre,” said director Jeremy Herrin.

Who is Brian Cox?

Brian Cox is an Emmy and two-time Olivier Award-winning actor. He’s known for film roles in The Bourne Supremacy, Braveheart, and The Bourne Identity, and currently plays Logan Roy in Succession. In 2019, Cox played Lyndon B. Johnson in The Great Society on Broadway.

Long Day’s Journey Into Night is in the West End.

Photo credit: Brian Cox (Photo courtesy of production)

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