Patricia Hodge joins the cast of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Patricia Hodge

Olivier Award winner Patricia Hodge is set to join the cast of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, which is to be revived by Simon Evans at Trafalgar Studios next month.

Hodge, who won an Olivier for her performance in Money at the National Theatre in 2000, is also known for appearing in A Little Night Music, Look Back in Anger, Pippin, as well as the TV series Miranda, Downton Abbey and A Very English Scandal.

She joins Toby Stephens (Oslo) and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered) in Simon Evans’ new production of Peter Nichols’ play about two parents of a daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy, and are on the brink of their marriage.

On joining the cast, Hodge said: “This play was groundbreaking in the 1960s. We live in different times but its relevance and impact is ever more powerful. I am delighted to be joining Toby and Claire to tell the story on the West End stage, in this new production of Peter Nichols’ profound and moving play.”

Nichols’ play premiered in 1967, and went on to enjoy runs in the West End, several revivals on Broadway, and film adaptations in 1972 and 2002.

It was most recently seen in London when it ran at the New Ambassadors Theatre in 2001, where it starred Clive Owen (who was later replaced by Eddie Izzard) and Victoria Hamilton. Izzard and Hamilton reprised their roles in the play on Broadway, as well as the 2002 film adaptation.

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is at Trafalgar Studios from 21st September, with a press night on 2nd October.

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