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After July’s event for Peter Shaffer’s Equus, I’ll return to Trafalgar Studios 1 in October for another major revival of a modern British stage classic. Such a beautiful play.
Toby Stephens (Oslo, Lost in Space) and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) make their long-awaited returns to the West End stage in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, along with Olivier Award winner and Miranda star Patricia Hodge.
This frank and moving masterpiece by Peter Nichols (Privates on Parade, Passion Play) was inspired by Nichols’ own experience of bringing up his disabled daughter.
Bri and Sheila have been struggling to care for their disabled 10-year old daughter Josephine ever since she was born. Nicknaming her “Joe Egg”, they lose themselves in fantasy games and black humour to help cope with the struggle of their daily reality.
Directed by Simon Evans (Killer Joe, Arturo Ui), this remarkable story challenges all our assumptions on the limits of love and the power of family.
Written and set in the 1960s, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg was one of the ground-breaking plays for a generation, and the issues faced by two parents in this hilarious and heartbreaking play still resonate with audiences today. Now this startlingly funny, celebrated modern classic returns to the West End for a strictly limited season.
Following the 7.30pm performance on Monday 7 October 2019, I’ll be joined by members of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg‘s company. Any questions? Join us!
Peter Nichols’ semi-autobiographical 1967 play #ADayInTheDeathOfJoeEgg is revived at @TrafStudios with Toby Stephens & Claire Skinner as parents of a daughter with cerebral palsy. @SimonEvans25 directs.
— Terri Paddock (@TerriPaddock) July 19, 2019