After a stunningly successful UK tour, The Life I Lead is coming to the West End for an extremely limited engagement. This one-man-show see Miles Jupp embody one of England’s most recognized gentlemen, David Tomlinson, as well as a whole host of other characters. Based on the incredible true story of the renowned actor’s life, this David Tomlinson play has been captivating audiences across the UK. Book The Life I Lead tickets now to make sure you don’t miss this limited run!
The Life I Lead with Miles Jupp
David Tomlinson is probably best remembered for his portrayal of Mr Banks, the straight-laced patriarch in Disney’s classic film Mary Poppins starring alongside Julie Andrews. He was celebrated for playing the classic English gentleman, proper, forthright and loveable, though a bit of a fool. He was also known for his role as the scampish Professor Emuelius Browne opposite Angela Lansbury in Bedknobs and Broomsticks and the dastardly Peter Thorndyke from The Love Bug. The actor’s personal life was as extraordinary and dramatic as any of the films he starred in featuring a distant and eccentric father with a secret to keep, a first marriage marked by tragedy and a heartbreaking discovery about one of his beloved children. This entrancing tale of fathers and sons across generations will fill in the blanks behind a face you thought you knew.
Miles Jupp stars as David Tomlinson
Comedian, actor and writer Miles Jupp began his career on the Scottish stand-up circuit in 2000. The very next year he would win So You Think You’re Funny and be named The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year. In 2003 he was a Perrier Award Best Newcomer nominee for his first Edinburgh Festival solo show, Gentlemen Prefer Brogues. He would go on to become a regular performer on BBC Scotland’s Live Floor Show. He wrote the BBC Radio 4 Sitcom In and Out of the Kitchen which was later turned into a TV show.
Jupp is known for his television role on Rev, where he starred alongside Tom Hollander, Olivia Colman and Simon McBurney as well as his portrayal of Owen in the Sky series Spy. In the last year he has appeared on ITV’s Bad Move, the BBC’s Howard’s End, the Netflix smash-hit The Crown and the fourth series of The Durrells.
The Life I Lead creative team
The Life I Lead was written by James Kettle and is directed by Selina Cadell and Didi Hopkins. The designer is Lee Newby and the show features lighting and sound by Matt Eagland and Eliza Thompson respectively.
The Life I Lead Wyndham's Theatre tickets on sale now
The Life I Lead’s West End run is extremely limited and tickets are in incredibly high demand. Do not miss your chance to see Miles Jupp bring this legend of British cinema to life on the stage of Wyndham's Theatre in London. Book tickets for The Life I Lead now to guarantee the best seats at the best prices!