A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

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Peter Nichols' frank and moving masterpiece A Day in the Death of Joe Egg returns to the London stage, starring Toby Stephens, Claire Skinner and Patricia Hodge in their long-awaited returns to the West End.

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. Inspired by Nichols’ own experience of bringing up his disabled daughter in the 1960s, Joe Egg was one of the ground-breaking plays for a generation, and the issues faced by two parents in this hilarious and heart-breaking play still resonate with audiences today.

Toby Stephens (Oslo, Lost in Space) and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered, Mrs Affleck) reunite as Bri and Sheila. The pair are joined by Patricia Hodge (Pippin, Betrayl, Miranda) as Grace. The production is directed by Simon Evans (Killer Joe, Arturo Ui).

A remarkable story that challenges all our assumptions on the limits of love and the power of family,  A Day in the Death of Joe Egg plays at Trafalgar Studios for a limited run from 21 September.

Child Friendly?

Age recommendations for  A Day in the Death of Joe Egg are to be announced.

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