Peter Nichols’ funny and moving masterpiece, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, is the extraordinary play inspired by the author’s own experience of raising his daughter. A story about family, it shines a light on her parents’ caring for their disabled daughter, affectionately nicknamed “Joe Egg”, and how they live using wild wry humour to keep the family together.
★★★★ 'Pin-sharp. Heartbreaking and funny' Evening Standard
★★★★ 'Heartbreaking. Funny. Full of bravery' Metro
This new production brings together some of Britain’s greatest actors including Toby Stephens (Oslo, Lost in Space), Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) as husband and wife, Bri and Sheila, who star alongside Olivier Award winner Patricia Hodge (Miranda, National Theatre’s Money) as Bri’s mother, all making their long-awaited returns to the West End in this new production from leading director Simon Evans (Killer Joe, Arturo Ui).
Set and written 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 bittersweet comedy still resonate with audiences today.