The Life I Lead

Jonathan Church Productions and Exeter Northcott Theatre present

The Life I Lead

by James Kettle

Directed by Didi Hopkins and Selina Cadell

‘Like ‘shaking hands with childhood memory’. Brilliant!’
Daily Mail
The Stage
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.

Best remembered for playing Mr Banks in Disney’s classic film 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 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 remarkable story to life.


Miles Jupp in The Life I Lead,

Design by Lee Newby.

Photo: Target Live