Peter Nichol’s semi-autobiographical play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg will return to the West End in September 2019. Following two parents who care for their 10-year old living with cerebral palsy in 1960s Britain, see how the family live on a daily basis in an honest play that illuminates conversations surrounding what it’s like to live with a disability, in a bittersweet comedy that’s startlingly funny.
Toby Stephens will play Bri in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, who has previously starred in the National Theatre production and West End transfer of Oslo and Private Lives at the Gielgud Theatre. Stephens has also appeared in a number of productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as screen credits including Die Another Day and Lost in Space.
Claire Skinner will play Sheila, returning to the West End for the first time in five years, last starring in Blurred Lines at the National. Best known for playing Sue Brockman in BBC’s Outnumbered, Skinner’s theatre credits include Nightfall at the Bridge Theatre, Rabbit Hole at the Hampstead Theatre and Deathtrap at the Noel Coward.
Olivier Award-winning actress Patricia Hodge joins the cast, winning the award for her performance in Money at the National Theatre. She has also appeared in Miranda and A Very English Scandal.
Storme Toolis will also star in the production, marking the first time in the play's West End history that a disabled actor has been cast in the role of Josephine.
Audio-Described performance: Wednesday 6th November 2019 7:30pm + Touch Tour 6pm
Captioned performance: Tuesday 12th November 2019 7:30pm
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg follows Bri and Sheila, a couple who are raising their only child, Josephine, who nicknamed their daughter Joe Egg. Living with cerebral palsy, Josephine is unable to communicate with anyone and uses a wheelchair, consequently causing a rift between Bri and Sheila’s marriage; humour is their only escape. See how the pair live with their daughter in a meaningful play and find ways to escape their family lives in a play that explores the taboo of disability and how it can impact family life.
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Wednesday 6th November 2019 7:30pm + Touch Tour 6pm
Tuesday 12th November 2019 7:30pm
Please note: this show contains the smoking of herbal cigarettes.
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