Based on the true story of bringing up a disabled daughter in the 1960s, Joe Egg was one of the ground-breaking plays of its generation. 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 Trafalgar Studio for a limited season until 30 November 2019
We spoke to the technical stage manager and the technical manager on the acclaimed production of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, which has been at the Trafalgar Studios Theatre in London since 20 September 2019
One of the unusual aspects of this production is that the title character is played by disabled actor Storme Toolis, who is wheelchair-bound. Both the technical stage manager, Ali Wade, and the technical manager, Ashley Mochan, are involved in making sure Storme can get around safely: Ali when Storme is getting to and from the theatre and the stage, and Ashley when Storme is actually on stage.
Read the full article in the Autumn issue of Performer magazine - on doorsteps from 29 November!
Image: Josephine (Storme Toolis) and her mother, Sheila (Claire Skinner) Photographer: Marc Brenner