Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner will make their long awaited returns to the London stage this autumn in a new West End revival of Peter Nichols’ funny and moving masterpiece, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.
Directed by Simon Evans, this revival of Nichols’ acclaimed bittersweet comedy will play a limited season at Trafalgar Studios from Saturday 21 September to Saturday 30 November 2019.
Bri (Stephens) and Sheila (Skinner) 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. This remarkable story challenges all our assumptions on the limits of love and the power of family.
Inspired by Nichols’ own experience of bringing up his disabled daughter in the 1960s, Joe Egg was one of the ground-breaking plays of its generation and the issues faced by two parents in this bittersweet comedy still resonate with audiences today, breaking your heart one minute and filling it with warmth the next.
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