As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock is back at London’s Trafalgar Studios on 7 October for the hotly anticipated West End revival Peter Nichols’ A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Got any questions for director and cast?
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 and Claire Skinner reunite after 18 years to make their long-awaited returns to the West End stage in Peter Nichols’ 1968 masterpiece A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, along with Olivier Award winner Patricia Hodge.
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.
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. Directed now by Simon Evans, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 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.