Peter Nichols:
A day in the death of Joe Egg

Peter Nichols - A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3

Broadcast: Sunday 3rd July 2005 @ 7:50 p.m.

Peter Nichols' 1967 play "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" is a groundbreaking work that retains an undiminished capacity to disconcert - a brilliant, heartbreaking and comic drama about a couple's relationship as parents of a profoundly mentally disabled child.

In this portrait of a marriage, a failing teacher, Bri, and his steadfastly caring wife Sheila, pour stand-up wit and fantasy over their struggles to care for a severely handicapped daughter, Josephine (Joe). Friends Pam and Freddie, and Briís mother Grace show, movingly and with wicked humour, how society views their situation.

Adapted by Pauline Harris from Peter Nichols' 1967 stage play, "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg".

With Christopher Eccleston [Brian], Kaye Wragg [Sheila], Chloe Pabst-Bohan [Joe], Michael Maloney [Freddie], Julia Rounthwaite [Pam], and Lynda Baron [Grace].

Produced and directed by Pauline Harris on location in Manchester

105 min.


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