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Arts feature

Wanted: a producer for Peter Nichols’s four new plays

Lloyd Evans meets Peter Nichols, who, in his ninth decade, is riding a wave of public favour

13 July 2013

9:00 AM

13 July 2013

9:00 AM

Gosh. I wouldn’t mind being Peter Nichols. Eighty-six this month and still enjoying the easy domesticity and professional stimulation he’s benefited from since the 1960s when he was propelled to stardom by his play about raising a disabled daughter, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. He lives in a penthouse flat in north Oxford on the verge of cow-dappled meadows, tufty footpaths and a low grey canal full of quacky coots and ducklings.

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