Play of the week: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, various venues
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This heart-wrenching revival is raised to even greater heights by the pacey stream of gags which flow from Nichols's pen to sit alongside the pain. Ralph Little and Rebecca Johnson are a class double act as Bri and Sheila – the couple whose relationship is stretched to breaking point by the bleak reality of their child's disability.
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