Main House Miles Jupp

The Life I Lead

by James Kettle
  • 27 - 31 August
The Life I Lead

Event Information

Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Running Time: 1h45 (incl. interval)

Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Performed from Tue 27 — Sat 31 Aug

★★★★★ “Brilliant. Like shaking hands with a childhood memory” Daily Mail

Best remembered for his performance as Mr Banks in Disney’s classic Mary Poppins, David 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.

The Life I Lead sees one of the UK’s leading stand-up comedians, Miles Jupp (Rev, The Thick Of It, The News Quiz) bring David Tomlinson’s remarkable story to life. It is a richly comic and moving tale of fathers and sons across different generations, filling in the blanks behind a very well-known face.

★★★★ “It dazzles” The Times

★★★★ “Brilliantly entertaining” Sunday Times

★★★★★ “Charms, entertains and will leave you with a grin from ear-to-ear…  a perfect example of how good theatre can be when you marry an extraordinary script with an exceptional performance” ReviewsHub

★★★★★ “Funny and charming, but it is more than that – it’s genuine and emotionally-honest… a wonderful nostalgia trip… an utter delight” StageTalk Magazine

Tues – Sat 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Tickets: £22 – £36.50

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies

Running Time – 1h45 including interval

Directed by Didi Hopkins and Selina Cadell

Box Office is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

PLEASE NOTE: Print At Home tickets are only valid as A4 printouts. We cannot currently accept tickets presented on phones/tablets.

All tickets for Main House productions include a £2 building levy.

Standard discounts – apply Monday – Friday evenings, and matinees.

£1 off for U16s, students, Seniors (60+), JSA claimants. Only one discount may be claimed per ticket. Please see the ACCESS page for details regarding our Access Register and associated discounts.

Group discounts – 10+ £1 off per ticket; 20+ save 20% on each ticket.

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies to all bookings.

Standing spaces sold when all other seats have sold out.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

Details of the Main House Subscription Scheme can be found here

Full booking terms & conditions can be found here



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