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Peter Nichols’ funny and moving masterpiece, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, is the extraordinary play inspired by the author’s own experience of raising his daughter. A story about family, it shines a light on her parents’ caring for their disabled daughter, affectionately nicknamed “Joe Egg”, and how they live using wild wry humour to keep the family together.

This new production brings together some of Britain’s greatest actors including Toby Stephens (Oslo, Lost in Space), Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) as husband and wife, Bri and Sheila, who star alongside Olivier Award winner Patricia Hodge (Miranda, National Theatre’s Money) as Bri’s mother, all making their long-awaited returns to the West End in this new production from leading director Simon Evans (Killer Joe, Arturo Ui).

Hilarious and heartbreaking, this vitally important story will pierce your heart one moment, and fill it with warmth the next. With its courageous humour and astonishing honesty, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is the must see play of the autumn.

‘Heartbreaking. Funny. Full of bravery.’


★★★★ ‘Pin-sharp. Heartbreaking and funny’

Evening Standard



Customer Reviews

7 reviews
Lisa Bish
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8 Nov 2019

A most interesting afternoon,watching a very well- Acted play.Toby Stephens and Clare Skinner were particularly good although the play itself is now Something of a period piece. Still, plenty of food for thought. The theatre staff deserve a mention for courtesy and concern.

Pauline Ward
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3 Nov 2019

Well presented. Good paced thoughtful play. Enough funny moments to lighten the story.

Anna G
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3 Nov 2019

Amazing performance. Strongly recommended

Mr Cordelia Spreadborough
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31 Oct 2019

What a lovely evening my husband and I had. The play was amazing and the acting was fabulous. Very comfortable to sit watch and a great experience

Richard Crouch
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25 Oct 2019

Storme Toolis, an actor who is disabled as the result of cerebral palsy, plays Joe, the disabled 15 year-old daughter of Bri (Toby Stephens) and Sheila (Claire Skinner). It is vital that Joe should not be played by an able bodied actor and Toolis inevitably brings an empathy to the role that is felt by the audience. It is important also that Joe is seen as a living character and not as a theatrical prop. The show succeeds in being thought provoking as well as entertaining its audience. Watch out for a show stealing performance by Patricia Hodge as Bri’s mother, Grace.


Access Information

For access bookings, please contact the Box Office on 0800 912 6971



14 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2DY

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after booking.


Approx. running times for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is 2 hours 30 mins, including a 20 minute interval.

Good To Know

The appearance of any member of cast is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control. If in doubt please check with the Box Office before booking.

This show contains the smoking of herbal cigarettes.

From Monday 7th October to Monday 21st October, the Extinction Rebellion have organised protests across London designed to cause major disruption to those who work, live or travel in to London during this period.

How Does It Work

You will receive a booking confirmation email.

Please print the booking confirmation and bring it on the day, a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. You will also need to present the card used to purchase the tickets as valid ID.

Suitable For Children

Age recommendation: 12+ 

When Can I Go

Fri, 20th September 2019 - Sat, 30th November 2019

Where Do I Go

Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2DY