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’
‘A celebrated tragi-comic masterpiece. MAGNIFICENT!’
The Arts Desk
The Arts Desk
Although the cast did "a good job" I kept wishing that this had been written by Alan Bennet, the dialogue would have been funnier and crisper, the subject matter would have treated in another way (I don't know quite what, having worked with disabilities for years I do understand the need for black humour which doesn't disrespect). Perhaps this just wasn't for me as I have enjoyed Peter Nichols other works
For access bookings, please contact the Box Office on 0800 912 6971
Wednesday 6th November 2019 7:30pm + Touch Tour 6pm
Tuesday 12th November 2019 7:30pm
14 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2DY
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