The ground-breaking play A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg is revived in the West End, starring Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner in their eagerly-awaited West End returns.
Peter Nichols’ funny and moving play was first performed in the 1960s, becoming an instant classic with its challenging and emotionally-charged account of the power of family. A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg tickets are therefore sure to be in great demand, with the play enjoying its first West End revival since 2001.
The show centres on Bri (played by Stephens) and Sheila (portrayed by Skinner), a couple struggling to cope with caring for their disabled 10-year-old daughter, Josephine. To escape from the struggle of their daily reality, Bri and Sheila nickname her “Joe Egg” and lose themselves in fantasy games and black humour. But the limits of love and family – and our assumptions of their strength – will be severely tested.
A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg was based on Nichols’ own experiences of bringing up his disabled daughter in the 1960s. By turns startlingly funny, but also tragic, the show became a huge hit for its truthful but heart-warming nature.
The production reunites stars Stephens and Skinner for the first time since they appeared together, 18 years ago, in the award-winning BBC drama Perfect Strangers. It is the first time that the duo have performed together on stage.
Toby Stephens was most recently seen on the West End stage in the lead role of the Olivier Award-nominated play Oslo. His other credits include playing Bond villain Gustav Graves in the 2002 film Die Another Day, as well as starring in Lost In Space (the 2018 Netflix series). Claire Skinner, meanwhile, is perhaps best known for playing Sue Brockman in the BBC comedy Outnumbered, and has also starred on stage recently in Florian Zeller’s The Father.
A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg will be directed by Simon Evans (Killer Joe), with further casting due to be announced.
Don’t miss this opportunity to witness a stellar cast in one of the most celebrated plays of the modern age. A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg tickets are now available to book through Official London Theatre.