A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg

A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg

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Toby Stephens (Oslo, Lost in Space) and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) make their long-awaited returns to the West End stage in Peter Nichols‘ (Privates on Parade, Passion Play) frank and moving masterpiece A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.

Written and set in the 1960s, Joe Egg was one of the ground-breaking plays for a generation, and the issues faced by two parents in this hilarious and heart-breaking play still resonate with audiences today.

Now this startlingly funny, celebrated play returns to the West End for a limited season.

A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg is booking from 21 September 2019 until 31 November 2019 at Trafalgar Studio 1, London.


Bri and Sheila have been struggling to care for their disabled 10-year old daughter Josephine ever since she was born. Nicknaming her “Joe Egg”, they lose themselves in fantasy games and black humour to help cope with the struggle of their daily reality.


The cast features Toby Stephens, Claire Skinner, Patricia Hodge, Storme Toolis, Clarence Smith, Lucy Eaton, Athena Stevens, Harry Attwell and Rebecca Hands-Wicks.

Toby Stephens will play Bri. Stephens is known for his screen appearances such as Bond villain in Gustav Graves in Die Another Day and the recent Netflix thriller series Lost in Space. On stage, his West End credits include Oslo at the National and Harold Pinter Theatres, Private Lives (Noël Coward) and A Doll’s House and Betrayal at the Donmar Warehouse.

Claire Skinner will play Sheila. Her stage credits include Florian Zeller’s Olivier Award-winning play The Father, Barney Norris’ play Nightfall, Blurred Lines and Mrs. Affleck at the National Theatre and Rabbit Hole (Hampstead Theatre). On-screen, she is known to many for playing Sue Brockman in the TV series Outnumbered.

Patricia Hodge will play Grace. Her extensive West End and UK theatre work includes Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, Summerfolk and Money (Olivier Award) at the National Theatre. Television credits include Miranda, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, Downton Abbey and  A Very English Sex Scandal.


Written by Peter Nichols.
Directed by Simon Stevens. 


★★★★ “Pin-sharp. Heartbreaking and funny” Evening Standard

★★★★★ “One of the most groundbreaking plays. A celebrated masterpiece” The Arts Desk

★★★★ “Heartbreaking. Funny. Full of bravery” Metro

Important Notes

ACCESS PERFORMANCES: AUDIO-DESCRIBED Wednesday 6th November 2019 7:30pm + Touch Tour 6pm CAPTIONED Tuesday 12th November 2019 7:30pm

Performance Schedule

Theatre Information

Trafalgar Studio One
Address: 14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Nearest Underground: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 9, 11, 12, 24, 29, 53, 77A, 88, 153, 159

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