Long Day's Journey into Night - by Eugene O'Neill

Premiére date1 Sep. 2010
Produced byThe Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
Based onLong Day's Journey into Night by Eugene O'Neill
AudienceAdults
Audience size29055
Number of events60
LanguageNorwegian
ExpressionsTheatre, Drama
Running period1 Sep. 2010  
Duration3 hours, including an interval

About Long Day's Journey into Night

Long Day's Journey into Night (2010) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Touring Theatre, based on the play by Eugene O'Neill. The production went on tour the autumn of 2010, with its tour opening in Røros September 6.

Stein Winge directed it.

Liv Ullmann played the role of Mary Tyrone.

Bjørn Sundquist played the role of James Tyrone.

Anders Baasmo Christiansen and Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen played the sons Jamie and Edmund.

Long Day's Journey into Night by The Norwegian Touring Theatre was nominated for The Hedda Award 2011 in the production of the year category.


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Awards

Nominations:

The Hedda Award, 2011 Production of the year

Press review

Lillian Bikset, Tragedie i klartekst (literally: Tragedy in clear language), Dagbladet, September 2010:

"Long Day's Journey into Night is one of the saddest and most poetic of the world history's plays. The acting family Tyrone has two passions: Words and intoxication. Intoxication is sorrow, intoxication is comfort, intoxication is the lie of life, a way to spend time, and the reason for all pain. At the same time intoxication is the only way they know to dumb the pain. Father James and the sons Jamie and Edmund drink. Mother Mary fills her body with morphine. In Eugene O'Neill's very autobiographical text this is revealed little by little. In Stein Winge's direction it is very clear very early. By breakfast we meet an apparently happy family. Before lunch all illusions are dead. In fact John-Kristian Alsaker's stage design is the most subtle aspect of the performance. It goes in similar shades of cloud colours, light blue, light grey, light brown."

More about Long Day's Journey into Night

SOURCES:

The National Stage's repertoire database, donated by The National Stage, 24.06.2016

Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 15.05.2015

The National Library of Norway, digitised performance program transferred to Sceneweb 21.10.2015