A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg

A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg tickets at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Trafalgar Studio One, London
Booking to 30 November 2019
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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

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 30 November 2019

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Important Notes

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

CAPTIONED Tuesday 12th November 2019 7:30pm

Venue Information

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

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Patricia Hodge joins Toby Stephens & Claire Skinner in ‘A Day in the Death of Joe Egg’
Olivier Award winner Patricia Hodge will join the cast of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg which opens at the Trafalgar Studios next month. Simon Evans revival of Peter Nichols’ groundbreaking 1960s play will star Toby Stephens (Oslo, Lost in Space) and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) as two parents struggling trying to cope with the demands of caring for their daughter who has cerebral palsy. Inspired by Nichols’ own experience of bringing up his disabled daughter in the 1960s the bittersweet comedy looks at issues still relevant today. Patricia Hodge will play the role of Grace.  As one of the UK's premier actresses, Hodge's extensive stage and screen roles include A Little Night Music, Look Back in Anger, Pippin, Travels With My Aunt and her Olivier award winning performance in Money at the National Theatre in 2000; screen roles include Hotel du Lac, The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, Miranda, Downton Abbey and A Very English Scandal. On joining the cast, Hodge said: “This play was groundbreaking in the 1960s. We live in different times but its relevance and impact is ever more powerful. I am delighted to be joining Toby and Claire to tell the story on the West End stage, in this new production of Peter Nichols’ profound and moving play.” Peter Nichols’ Tony Award winning play premiered in Glasgow in 1967 and went on to enjoy runs in the West End, several revivals on Broadway, and film adaptations in 1972 and 2002. It was most recently revived in London at the New Ambassadors Theatre in 2001, where it starred Clive Owen (later replaced by Eddie Izzard) and Victoria Hamilton. Izzard and Hamilton reprised their roles in the play on Broadway, as well as the 2002 film adaptation. A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg is booking from 21 September 2019 until 31 November 2019 at Trafalgar Studio 1, London.

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