A richly comic and moving tale.
David Tomlinson was renowned for playing the classic English gent, forthright, proper, and a loveable fool. Best remembered for playing Mr Banks in Disney’s classic film Mary Poppins, David's meeting with Walt Disney came to encapsulate his incredible life full of adventure and heartbreak.
The Life I Lead sees Miles Jupp, one of Britain’s leading stand-up comedians and revered actors (Mock the Week, The News Quiz, Rev, The Durrells) bringing David Tomlinson’s remarkable story to life.
This richly comic and moving tale of fathers and sons across generations, fills in the blanks behind a very well-known face with compassion and humour.
Perfect for fans of Saving Mr Banks and The King's Speech, this show will conjure another era, and promises to enchant.
Directed by Didi Hopkins and Selina Cadell
Performances Fri 1 Mar 7.30pm, Sat 2 Mar 2.30pm & 7.30pm
"The Life I Lead is a beautifully crafted and supremely well performed story. It is a small theatrical masterpiece." ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Reviews Gate
"I laughed, I chuckled, I smiled, and gasped audibly when the laughter stopped and tears threatened." ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ RemoteGoat
"Ultimately, this is a piece of very English uplifting entertainment. Classy, polished and impeccably delivered." West Sussex County Times