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For the first time in over 15 years, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by Peter Nichols has returned to the London stage at Trafalgar Studios. This poignant yet funny play is set to star Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner and will be running at Trafalgar Studios for a limited time. Make sure you book A Day in the Death of Joe Egg tickets early to ensure you’ll have the best seats at the best prices to catch this show in its limited 2 month London run.
Peter Nichols' black comedy returns to London
Bri and his wife Sheila have a 10-year-old daughter who was born with cerebral palsy. She is paralysed and unable to communicate and the demands of caring for her round the clock are putting an unimaginable amount of pressure on the couple’s marriage. The couple, but Bri especially seek to deal with the difficulties of their day to day life with a series of comic routines that mock the interactions they have had with doctors, vicars and others around them.
Sheila seems to be finding an outlet through her amateur dramatics but Bri is becoming increasingly frustrated and paranoid. It soon becomes clear that this dark humour isn’t going to solve their problems and the family are confronted by the harsh realities of their lives and are forced to make some decisions.
Unfortunately, it was announced that Peter Nichols passed away on 7 September 2019. His death was only two weeks ahead of the show's opening and Joe Egg will now be presented posthumously for the first time.
Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner to star in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Toby Stephens is set to star as weary school teacher and father of ‘Joe Egg,’ Bri. The actor has continued in the footsteps of his famous parents Dame Maggie Smith and Sir Robert Stephens. He has played leading roles in numerous Royal Shakespeare Company productions. He won multiple Ian Charleson Awards as well as a Sir John Gielgud Award. His Broadway debut in Ring Round the Moon earned him a Theatre World Award. His most recent West End performance was in the 2017 production of Oslo at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre. In addition to his stage work, Stephens is a prolific audiobook narrator and radio drama voice actor. His career has extended to the screen most notable are his award-nominated portrayal of Gustav Graves in the 2002 Bond film Die Another Day, his role as Mr Rochester in a BBC television adaptation of Jane Eyre. He also starred in the television series Black Sails and is currently starring in the Netflix series Lost In Space.
Claire Skinner will be joining Stephens on stage as his wife Sheila. Perhaps best known for her role in the BBC series Outnumbered, Skinner has also had a varied stage career. The Olivier and BAFTA award-nominated actress has worked numerous times with director Alan Ayckbourn. She has appeared in many Shakespeare plays at the Royal National Theatre and for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her performance in The Glass Menagerie earned her an Olivier nomination. She has most recently appeared in Nightfall at London’s Bridge Theatre.
Storme Toolis is set to join the pair as the titular Joe Egg. The actress has appeared on The Inbetweeners and The Inbetweeners Movie as well as the television series New Tricks. The actress was born with cerebral palsy and is a great advocate for disabled actors playing disabled roles. Her turn as Joe Egg marks the first time in the West End history of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg that this has happened.
The pair will appear alongside Patricia Hodge. The actress is popularly known for her role on hit comedy series Miranda. The actress has distinguished herself on the stage and screen, winning a BAFTA for her role in the film Hotel du Lac and an Olivier Award for her role in Money. The cast is completed by Athena Stevens, Clarence Smith, Harry Attwell, Lucy Eaton, and Rebecca Hands-Wick.
The show will be directed by Simon Evans. Evans returns to Trafalgar Studios after directing the hit Killer Joe starring Orlando Bloom there last year. Olivier Award-winner Peter McKintosh (Crazy for You, Hello, Dolly!, The 39 Steps) does the design for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, with lighting by Prema Mehta and sound and composition by Ed Lewis.
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg throughout the years
The 1967 play premiered at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow and went on to transfer to the West End’s Comedy Theatre (now the Harold Pinter Theatre). The next year the play transferred to Broadway where it was nominated for 4 Tony Awards. In 1972, Nichols adapted the play into A Day in the Death of Joe Egg film which starred Alan Bates, Janet Suzman, Peter Bowles, Sheila Gish and Joan Hickson.
In 2001, a West End revival of the play was staged with the central couple played by Clive Owen and Victoria Hamilton in December 2001 the production transferred to the Comedy Theatre and Eddie Izzard takes over the lead role. In 2011, a revival was staged in the theatre where the play premiered.
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is at London’s Trafalgar Studios from 20 September to 30 November. Peter Nichols' heartwrenching play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is set to star Toby Stephens and these tickets are sure to be among the most sought after in London this autumn. You’ll want to make sure you’ve secured your tickets to A Day in the Death of Joe Egg as quickly as possible to make certain that you’ve got the very best seats at the very best prices.
Age restrictionThis production is recommended for ages 12+
Running time2 hr 30min (including interval)
Performance dates21 September - 30 November 2019
ContentThis show contains the smoking of herbal cigarettes.
AccessThere will be an AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: Wednesday 6th November 2019 7:30pm + Touch Tour 6pm and a CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: Tuesday 12th November 2019 7:30pm
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News / Productions / New Shows + Transfers
Last chance to see Joe Egg + Peter Nichols: A Celebration at Trafalgar Studios
The British Library in collaboration with the widely praised revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg have formally announced a special one-off event to honour the works of the play's author, Peter Nichols. The late playwright sadly passed away at age 92 just two weeks before the premiere of the new Joe Egg staging. The British Library presents Peter Nichols: A Celebration will be held at London's Trafalgar Studios on Wednesday, 27 November at 3pm and will feature a reading of select best works by Peter Nichols.
13 Nov, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Serena Hill appointed as casting director for Trafalgar Theatre Productions
It has just been announced that the former Head of Casting for the National Theatre, Serena Hill, is set to become the first in-house house casting director for Trafalgar Theatre Productions, the producing arm of Trafalgar Entertainment.
9 Oct, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Reviews / Features
London Theatre Review: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg at London's Trafalgar Studios
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg focuses on Bri and Sheila; parents to a disabled daughter they have nicknamed “Joe Egg”. The couple uses wry humour to deal keep the family together, and the limits of this approach, and the strength of their relationship, are tested. The show is undoubtedly an important and illuminating piece of theatre, the play being based on the author’s own struggles with raising his disabled daughter. Storme Toolis as Joe was excellent. I found myself drawn to focusing on her when she was on stage. Her control over the character was masterful and truly brilliant to watch.
30 Sep, 2019 | By Kay Johal
News / Productions / New Shows + Transfers / Photos
First Look: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg at Trafalgar Studios
The first production shots have been released for the limited Trafalgar Studios run of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Previews for the production started exactly two weeks after the tragic death of its playwright, Joe Nichols, at age 92 on 7 September 2019. The Trafalgar Studios run marks the first posthumous production of Nichols' 1967 masterwork. Tickets for the limited run of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg are selling quickly, so book your tickets now. While you're waiting to catch the show, take a look at the newly released production shots!
24 Sep, 2019 | By Sarah Gengenbach
Joe Egg playwright Peter Nichols dies at 92
Acclaimed playwright Peter Nichols, author of the once-controversial A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, passed away in Oxford on 7 September 2019 at age 92, just two weeks ahead of the play's revival at Trafalgar Studios. The tragic news was confirmed by Michael Grandage Company on Twitter on 9 September.
16 Sep, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
Patricia Hodge to star in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg revival
Further casting has been announced for Simon Evans' upcoming West End revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Olivier Award-winning actress Patricia Hodge is set to join the previously announced Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner.
Joe Egg opens at London's Trafalgar Studios on 21 September and is booking until 30 November 2019.
14 Aug, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
Features / New Shows + Transfers
What came first, the Joe or the Egg? Top 10 Joe Egg Facts
Peter Nichol's black comedy Joe Egg is set to re-hatch at London's Trafalgar Studios this September for a limited season. Starring Oslo actor Toby Stephens and award-winning The Glass Menagerie actress Claire Skinner, this upcoming revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg marks the show's first staging in nearly 15 years and its dark subject matter is set to resonate with a whole new generation of theatregoers. With the West End opening just around the corner, we've decided to crack open Joe Egg and its origins.
Here is our list for the top ten facts about A Day in the Death of Joe Egg you probably didn't know.
12 Aug, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
News / Casting / New Shows + Transfers
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg to run at Trafalgar Studios this autumn
Peter Nichol's riveting dark comedy from the sixties, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, is confirmed to be heading to London's Trafalgar Studios this September for the play's first staging in well over 15 years.
19 Jul, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels