Olivier Award winner and Miranda star Patricia Hodge will join the cast of Peter Nichols’ A Day in the Death of Joe Egg opposite Toby Stephens (Oslo, Lost in Space) and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered, The Father). The production runs at London’s Trafalgar Studios from 21 September to 30 November 2019 (press night is 2 October). Further casting will be announced soon.
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is Nichols’ powerful and moving play about the issues faced by two parents raising a disabled child – which was inspired by his own experience of bringing up his disabled daughter. This new production, directed by Simon Evans (Killer Joe, Arturo Ui), reunites Stephens and Skinner after 18 years and Hodge now joins the duo taking on the role of Bri’s mum Grace.
Patricia Hodge said:
“This play was ground breaking in the 1960s. We live in different times but its relevance and impact is ever more powerful. I am delighted to be joining Toby and Claire to tell the story on the West End stage, in this new production of Peter Nichols’ profound and moving play.”
Hodge made her West End debut under the watchful eye of Bob Fosse in Pippin at The National Theatre and has starred in classics like Look Back In Anger and A Little Night Music. The actress has received three Olivier Award nominations and won the 2000 Olivier Award for her performance in Money at the National Theatre. Best known recently for playing Penny, the hilarious middle-class mother in the BAFTA-nominated television series Miranda (BBC1), Hodge has also enjoyed an illustrious career on the small screen. Her numerous TV roles have seen her star in iconic shows like Downton Abbey, Rumpole Of The Bailey and more recently the Golden Globe-nominated A Very English Scandal.