Olivier Award-winning playwright Peter Nichols’ work will be celebrated in a mini-season at Greenwich Theatre next month.

Two of the writer’s pieces – A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and Privates on Parade – will be brought to the stage by a young producer who got his first change in Greenwich.

Paul Taylor-Mills has eight Greenwich Theatre productions to his credit since making his debut with Rent three years ago and will premiere the Nichols plays in Greenwich before taking them to join a summer season of 12 shows he is producing in Devon.

Paul said: “We wanted to dedicate the season to a writer and decided on Peter Nichols.

“He's one of those writers whose stories feel timeless. You read them and can hardly believe they were written 40 years ago, Joe Egg especially, which seems so fresh."

Greenwich Theatre’s executive and artistic director James Haddrell said: “Joe Egg is one of my favourite plays so I've been lobbying Paul to do that, and Privates on Parade is quite special to Greenwich because it was famously done here in the 80s with Tony Slattery.”

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg runs from Friday, June 6, to Monday, June 9. Privates on Parade is from Thursday, June 12, to Saturday, June 14. Go to greenwichtheatre.org.uk