A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Play)

Summary

We are looking for a female actress who is a wheelchair user for the West End run of A Day in the
Death of Joe Egg at Trafalgar Studios. This is for the role of JOE.

Trafalgar Theatre Productions and Eilene Davidson Productions Present

Peter Nichols’ A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG

Directed by Simon Evans

Bri (Toby Stephens) and Sheila (Claire Skinner) have been struggling to care for their daughter Josephine ever since she was born. Nicknaming her “Joe Egg”, they lose themselves in fantasy games and black humour to help cope with the struggle of their daily reality. This remarkable story challenges all our assumptions on the limits of love and the power of family.

Inspired by Nichols’ own experience of bringing up his disabled daughter in the 1960s, Joe Egg was one of the ground-breaking plays of its generation and the issues faced by two parents in this bittersweet comedy still resonate with audiences today, breaking your heart one minute and filling it with warmth the next. Now this startlingly funny and celebrated play returns to the West End for a limited season until 30 November.

www.joeeggplay.com

Production details

REHEARSALS (earliest call Thu 22 Aug 2019)

Rehearsals will take place at LAMDA in Hammersmith, London with the Director and full cast from Thu 22 August (exact timings TBC). The space is wheelchair accessible.

TECH

Technical rehearsals to take place at the theatre from Wed 18 September (exact timings TBC but these will be long days and include evening sessions). Suitable provisions will be made to ensure the space is wheelchair accessible.

PERFORMANCES

Trafalgar Studios, SW1A 2DY: Saturday 21 September – Saturday 30 November 2019 Mon–Sat 7.30pm & Thu and Sat 2.30pm performances

Production location: West End – Trafalgar Studios, United Kingdom Closing date: Mon 12 August

Director: Simon Evans

Producers: Trafalgar Theatre Productions and Eilene Davidson Productions Pay category: Equity minimum

Casting contact: Elizabeth Sturt via esturt@trafalgarentertainment.com

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Play)

Casting details

JOE (aged 18+, Female)

We are looking for a female actress (aged 18+) who is a wheelchair user, with the playing age of 15, to play the role of JOE – a principally non-verbal, a wheelchair user who is a teenager. JOE is the daughter of Bri and Sheila – although other than her use of a wheelchair the exact disability is not specified in the script.

Please send any submissions to Elizabeth Sturt via esturt@trafalgarentertainment.com with the subject title ‘Joe Egg – Trafalgar Studios – Joe’.

All submissions must be a wheelchair user and playing age of 15.

The producers are committed to ensuring an accessible and flexible work environment for the actor playing JOE and will respond to individual needs for the successful applicant.

Playing age: 15
Pay category: Equity Minimum
Appearance: Wheelchair user