Transferring to the West End following a hit run at the Park Theatre, The Life I Lead sees Miles Jupp bring David Tomlinson’s remarkable story to life.
Jump plays Tomlinson, who was best remembered for playing Mr Banks in Disney’s classic film Mary Poppins. Tomlinson was renowned for playing the classic English gent, forthright, proper, and a loveable fool. His meeting with Walt Disney came to encapsulate his incredible life full of adventure and heartbreak.
The man who portrayed one of cinema’s most famous patriarchs was defined by his relationship with his own father – a remote eccentric, who was hiding an extraordinary tragicomic secret.
Miles Jupp, best known for his appearances in Mock The Week, The News Quiz, Rev and The Durrells, is one of Britain’s leading stand-up comedians and revered actors. In 2012, Miles made his National Theatre debut in Alan Bennett’s People and in 2015 went on to perform in the theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Rules for Living alongside Stephen Mangan.
Displaying customary perfect comic timing and dazzling showmanship, The Life I Lead has seen Jupp blow audiences away with a tour-de-force performance, which has already enjoyed an acclaimed UK tour.
A richly comic and moving tale of fathers and sons across the generations, The Life I Lead fills in the blanks behind a very well-known face.