Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neil
Directed by Tony Cownie. Produced by The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. Opened January, 2014.
Cast included: Paul Shelley, Adam Best, Nicola Roy, Timothy Evers
Classic American drama about a dysfunctional family in free-fall during one emotionally gruelling day. Diana played the demanding role of Mary Tyrone, the family matriarch suffering a slow mental disintegration through her morphine addiction .
“Diana Kent’s playing of Mary, nervously fragile, falling visibly into the lonely parallel world of her addiction, is especially moving” The Daily Telegraph,
“Diana Kent gives a haunting performance . . .” The Times
“Kent makes Mary seem so fragile . . . she appears to be almost blown around the stage. A sobering portrayal of addiction.” British Theatre Guide