Play – A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Joe Egg and the Social Model of Disability – a Discussion 

Saturday 27 April
4.30pm – 6.00pm
Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool

Join DaDaFest, the Director Stephen Unwin, members of cast and crew of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and other speakers for this discussion about the play from a social model of disability context. Does the play reflect the life of disabled people today? Has it progressed or entrenched thinking surrounding disability?

“Written in 1967 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by Peter Nichols has established itself as one of the great plays of the twentieth century. Even though the play is now 45 years old it still packs a punch, looking as it does with unwavering honesty and humour at a young couple trying to be good parents to their ten year old daughter, born with brain damage. It’s not a subject that suggests itself to humour but Peter Nichols understands that most of us deal with difficult life experiences in many ways and one of humanity’s best coping mechanisms is pulling away from the dark centre and trying to make light of it.” Further information on A Day in the Death of Joe Egg can be found on the Everyman and Playhouse website or via their box office on 0151 709 4776.

To support the discussion event, DaDaFest have 16 complementary tickets, plus a companion seat, for people requiring the following access:

* Audio Described Performance: Thursday 18 April 7.30pm

* Captioned Performance: Saturday 27 April 2pm

To book for either of these performances or for the discussion event, telephone 0151 707 1733 or email: info@dadafest.co.uk by Thursday 11 April with the date of performance, your name, access requirements, contact number or email address. Complementary tickets for the performance are subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to book directly with the theatre for these accessible performances or any others, then tickets are available with £5 off the top 2 ticket prices, with companion seats available if required.

The discussion event must be booked in advance but is FREE and open to all. It is recommended that those planning to attend see the performance in advance.
Note takers and BSL Interpreters will be provided at the discussion event. If you have any other access requirements please let us know.

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