We all have our demons. Sometimes, they escape.

Long Day’s Journey into Night

by Eugene O'Neill

5 JUL - 30 JUL 2022 — Theatre



Auckland Theatre Company


Q Theatre


2.5 hours, plus interval


Contains adult themes, depictions of drug and alcohol abuse, a reference to suicide, and haze.

A powerhouse company of artists dive deep into a theatrical masterpiece that lays bare the soul of a family.

James, the head of the Tyrone family, is an actor held ransom to his own great expectations for himself and his family. Stifled by addiction, rivalry and ill-fated predicament, his sons Jamie and Edmund sink into a helpless delirium. All three vie for the love and attention of Mary. Wife and mother, she is battling her own not-so-private war. Underneath it all, their inescapable truths sit in conversation with each other, waiting to be unearthed.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1957 and regarded as a masterpiece of 20th-century American playwriting, Long Day’s Journey into Night is a deeply moving and poetic portrait of the irresistible pull of family and, most remarkably, the family’s capacity to heal.

Taking place over one turbulent day in the lives of the Tyrone family, Long Day’s Journey into Night will thrust audiences right into the centre of the family maelstrom, in an intimate in-the-round production at Q Theatre.

With towering performances by a stellar cast, director Shane Bosher’s take on this classic strips away the excess to expose the timeless and visceral heart of the story – love, family and the bruises left behind.

“Shane Bosher is a true auteur of the theatre with a singular style. This mountainous text in his hands, with four truly great actors, will be a theatrical event. No one will leave the theatre unchanged.” – Jonathan Bielski



Show Programme

Special Events

Backstage Story (Cancelled)

Mon 20 Jun 6:00pm

Discover the world behind the curtain at Backstage Story, a behind-the-scenes presentation with the director, designers and cast. Backstage Story is free to attend at our studios at 487 Dominion Road.


Sunday Forum

Sun 10 Jul 3:00pm
Join us at Q Theatre, before the 4pm performance, to hear from a special guest speaker and enrich your experience of the show.


Pay What You Wish

Tue 12 Jul 5:30pm

Our doors are thrown open on Pay What You Wish night.

Join us and experience live performance with like-minded people, in an atmosphere that values community and inspires creativity. Everyone is welcome.

Tunes, drinks, art installations and a free photobooth will be provided, followed by a performance of Long Day's Journey Into Night. And yes, you can literally pay what you want.

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Accessible Performances

Audio-Described & Touch Tour

Sat 16 Jul 2:00pm
Audio-described performances are open to all and include a live audio commentary relayed to blind and low-vision patrons in the audience via an earpiece. Patrons with accessibility tickets can also attend a touch-tour 90 minutes before the performance. 

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Sun 24 Jul 4:00pm
NZSL-interpreted performances are open to all and feature an interpreter on stage to interpret the show for Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons in the audience.

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