Drawing towards the end of the production (which I saw nearly three weeks ago) is Richard Eyre’s Bristol Old Vic transfer: Eugene O’Neill’s penetrating play, Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Award-winner actors Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville headline the roles of married couple, James and Mary Tyrone, which is now showing at the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre until April 7th.
Dublin-born actor Rory Keenan has entertained audiences on TV, film and theatre, from the BBC’s War & Peace, Peaky Blinders and Donmar Warehouse’s Saint Joan to the National Theatre’s production of Liola. Currently performing the role of James (Jamie) Tyrone Jr. in Richard Eyre’s revived production of Eugene O’Neill’s Tony award-winning play, Long Day’s Journey into Night, alongside Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville, Rory tells me what it is like to perform the inebriate and enigmatic role of Jamie – son of a dysfunctional family. He also tells me how he manages to remember all his lines and his fondness for south London and sport — all kinds of sport!