It’s been announced that the one-man show THE LIFE I LEAD is to transfer to the West End for a limited-run this September.
THE LIFE I LEAD transfers to the West End following its premiere at Exeter’s Northcott Theatre in February 2019. The piece subsequently played on a nationwide tour, including a two week run at London’s Park Theatre in March. THE LIFE I LEAD will play at Wyndham’s Theatre for a one-week run from 16th to 21st September.
Based on the extraordinary life of English actor David Tomlinson, THE LIFE I LEAD explores the true stories of the man renowned for his roles in Disney films like Mr Banks in Mary Poppins and Professor Emelius Browne in Bedknobs and Broomsticks. The piece charts moments in his life from his early years as a WWII fighter-pilot, the sudden heartbreaking death of his first wife, his fight to get his son recognised as one of Britain’s first cases of autism, to his iconic roles as Disney patriarchs.
Miles Jupp will play David Tomlinson in the production, reprising his acclaimed performance from the UK tour. Jupp’s previous theatre credits include NEVILLE’S ISLAND in the West End and RULES FOR LIVING at the National Theatre. Jupp’s screen credits include TV roles in The Thick of It, Howard’s End and The Crown. Jupp is best known to audiences for his work as a stand-up comedian, appearing on panel shows such as QI and Have I Got News For You.
THE LIFE I LEAD is written by James Kettle with direction by Selina Cadell and Didi Hopkins, design by Lee Newby, lighting by Matt Eagland and sound by Eliza Thompson.
THE LIFE I LEAD runs at London’s Wyndham Theatre from 16th September to 21st September. Tickets are on sale now.