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Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner to star in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg at West End Trafalgar Studios

The play returns to the West End

Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Peter Nichols' 1967 play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg will be revived at Trafalgar Studios in the West End.

The piece, which follows a couple, Bri and Sheila, who raise a daughter with cerebral palsy, will open at the venue next to Trafalgar Square on 21 September 2019.

Directed by Simon Evans (Killer Joe) the piece's cast will be led by Toby Stephens and Claire Skinner, with Stephens returning to the West End after appearing in Oslo, while Skinner was last seen on stage in Nightfall at the Bridge Theatre. The pair worked together 18 years ago in Perfect Strangers.

Clive Owen and Victoria Hamilton starred in a West End revival of the show in 2001, and the play was adapted into a film twice, once in 1970 and once in 2002. When it first premiered it was nominated for four Tony Awards.

Tickets for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg are on sale now, with further casting announced soon.