A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Peter Nichols

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by Peter Nichols is, according to Robert Butler in the Independent on Sunday, ‘unlike any play I’ve seen . . . once seen, Joe Egg won’t go away.’

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‘This remarkable play is about a nightmare all women must have dreamed at some time, and most men…’
Ronald Bryden, Observer (1967)

Joe Egg is unlike any play I’ve seen; concerns about whether it’s dated fade next to the claims that can now be made for it. It’s in the collisions between pious and rogue thoughts that the play’s energy lies. We don’t know what to feel. Which is why, once seen, Joe Egg won’t go away.’
Robert Butler, Independent on Sunday (1993)


After National Service in India, Malaya and Hong Kong, Peter Nichols acted in repertory and TV before becoming a teacher. He has written some twenty original plays and adaptations for TV, six feature films and the following stage plays: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The National Health, Forget-me-not Lane, The Freeway, Chez Nous, Privates on Parade, Born…

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