The Long Day’s Journey into Night is an American classic, up there with A Street Car Named Desire. Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning play is a devastatingly unsparing but honest account of a family dealing with addiction. Set over one long day of intense emotions, the play is semi-autobiographical. Parents Mary and Edmund Tyrone are played by Lesley Manville and Jeremy-OMG-Irons. She is addicted to morphine, he has a love of whiskey, and TB. Blame, pain and resentment go flying between the generations as they avoid dealing with their issues. Family, conflict, relationships questioned, all in the one long day. It the sort of drama psychiatrists dream about. Remember, it’s set in the late 50s, so there’s even more pain, and Jeremy Irons knows how to feel it. Striking and stirring, it’s savage theatre at its brutal best.