The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced its schedule for summer 2020, a season of Shakespeare plays exploring separation, loss and deep bonds of family.
Written by James Kettle, The Life I Lead (named after Mr Banks’ song in Mary Poppins) tells the story of David Tomlinson’s life and details his extraordinary highs and lows.
Writer James Kettle unearthed actor David Tomlinson’s story, collaborating with comic and actor Miles Jupp to create a wonderful, very emotional and exceptionally funny, one-man show called The Life I Lead.
I have to admit, the main motivation I had for trying to see this play from Sam Holcroft when it ran at the National’s Dorfman Theatre back in 2015 was some of the casting (Stephen Mangan and Miles Jupp are two brilliant comic actors), as well as hearing that they would have a full-on Christmas dinner onstage.
London’s Park Theatre has announced its new January to June 2019 season featuring seven world and four UK/European premieres.
Somewhat appropriately in the week following International Men’s Day with its theme this year of male suicide, two shows tackling the subject open in London.
I’m playing catch-up. Here are four shows I caught before my turkey-filled escape to the States last week for Thanksgiving. All of which serve up entertaining evenings in the theatre. As usual, I’ve listed them in closing date order. Don’t delay with the first in particular, as it finishes its limited season in a week. […]