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Wyndham's Theatre, London4.854 reviews
Miles Jupp stars in the show about David Tomlinson in limited West End transfer!

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The Life I Lead comes to the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre for 8 shows only!

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!


Additional Information

Age restriction

Children under 16 must be accompanied and sat with an adult.

Running time

2hr (inc. interval)

Performance dates

16 September - 21 September 2019

Venue Information

Wyndham's TheatreCharing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA

Group Pricing

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Customer Reviews

54 reviews4.8

Elaine Thomson9th October

I thoroughly enjoyed this one-man play from start to finish. I thought that it was a real tour de force from Miles Jupp, who led us through a whole range of emotions from moments of high comedy to feelings of great sadness, with lots of shock and nostalgia thrown in along the way. I recommended it to all my friends, although by the time I saw it, the run was almost over. Full marks to the writer and to everyone else involved in the production - a very moving and memorable night at the theatre.

Charlie Thomson23rd September

An excellent show. Funny and moving. Miles Jupp was fantastic.

Douglas Moffitt22nd September

Virtuoso one man performance of an entertaining script cleverly mixing humour with several serious points. Pleasant way to pass a few hours.

Alex Mnatzaganian22nd September

A charming and winning solo performance, encompassing whit, whimsy and genuinely moving reflection on a remarkable life.

Sean Delaney22nd September

Wonderful one man performance

Clare 22nd September

Touching, moving and funny. Miles Jupp didn’t disappoint, a beautifully sensitive portrayal. A little treat.

london anon22nd September

Amusing, entertaining and bitter - sweet. Swung between humour and sadness in a good way. Educational. Tour de force by Miles Jupp.

Robert Portal22nd September

A beautiful show. One of the loveliest pieces of theatre I have seen.

JT188922nd September

Miles Jupp was wonderful. Lovely evening!

Doreen Merkel22nd September

Very funny, moving, fine performance by Miles Jupp

Alastair Gidman22nd September

Charming production. Lovely theatre.

PAUL NEWSON22nd September

Fabulous one man performance,very funny,sad enjoyable,only criticism was the awful set