Playwright Peter Nichols, known for writing comedy plays such as A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, has passed away aged 92. In a statement issued by his agent, it was announced that Nichols passed away peacefully on Saturday morning in Oxford with his wife Thelma by his bedside. Born in Bristol in 1927, Nichols studied at Bristol Grammar School and Old Vic Theatre School, before leaving for National Service in India, Malaya and Hong Kong. Upon his return, he acted in repertory theatre and television for several years, before turning to teaching in London.
Peter Nichols died just last month, aged 92, but here's living and welcome proof that a great playwright's work is bound to outlive him. In a career that also spanned premieres at the National and the RSC, his first major hit was A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, originally premiered at Glasgow's Citizens' Theatre in 1967, before transferring to the West End and then Broadway. Returning now for its... Read more