Phillip Breen, theatre director, discusses Peter Nichols' movingly personal play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, a semi-autobiographical dramatisation of the playwright's own experience of raising a daughter with disabilities.
Phillip describes how the life of the play, which was originally expected to run for a fortnight, was unexpectedly extended, details the challenges of staging such sensitive subject matter in his 2011 production, and relives the playwright's response to seeing his life laid bare on stage.
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