A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (2007)

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Poster by Simon Holland

by Peter Nichols

Directed by Angela Barnes

Performances: Weds 17th – Sat 20th October 2007, Prompt Corner


It is 1967. Bri and Sheila are trying to make the best of their lives. Their daughter, Joe, is 10 years old and has severe disabilities that mean she is unable to talk or walk, and is confined to a wheelchair.

Bri is a schoolteacher and hates his job. He sees no future for his family, and believes that Joe would be better off if she were dead. It falls to Sheila to keep the family together and try to break the daily grind.

Bri and Sheila resort to black comedy and a fantasy world where their daughter is given personality traits and is able to communicate with them about her life. Their friends and family struggle to understand the way they cope.




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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1979)


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