Dear Lupin
Comedy

Apollo Shaftesbury Ave

Dear Lupin

30 Jul 2015 - 19 Sep 2015

£20.00 - £72.00

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12 reviews

3.2 out of 5.0
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0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

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Roger Mortimer's hilarious, touching, and always generous letters to his son, Charlie, are packed with crisp anecdotes and sharp observations. 

Spanning twenty-five years, their correspondence forms a memoir of their relationship, and an affectionate portrait of a time gone by.

Twice BAFTA-winning actor James Fox and his son star in this new stage adaptation by best-selling author Michael Simkins, in which many more undocumented stories of the trials and tribulations of Charlie's youth and adulthood are now revealed.

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“Becomes a touching tribute to the rock-solid and wise affection of a funny, perhaps sometimes lonely, maverick father. ”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Fox senior captures unerringly Mortimer’s exasperation, tenderness and acceptance... They have chemistry to burn. ”

Patrick Marmion (Time Out, Daily Mail)

“Roger’s amiably exasperated letters reveal a man whose paternal instincts run deeper than the surface politeness of his manner. ”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Fox père et fils enjoy a warm and easy rapport that suits the roles splendidly...Subtle mood of a very English understatement. ”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Masterly... Both actors are excellent under Philip Franks’s deft direction... An affectionate picture of paternal love. ”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“Like a posh English version of ‘Shit My Dad Says’ with flickers of PJ Wodehouse. ”

Time Out (Other reviewers)

“Potentially delightful two-hander... Jack Fox is just starting out and James Fox has done very little theatre and it shows. ”

Michael Coveney (What's on Stage, The Stage, Independent)

“Franks’s agile production [suggests] Mortimer’s upper-class insouciance concealed a real affection for his son. ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“A tricky page-to-stage show that finally, like prodigal Charlie, comes good. ”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“An occasionally amusing but rather dusty production starring real-life father and son James and Jack Fox. ”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Affable but slight comedy adapted from a series of letters from a crustily amusing father to his wayward son. ”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“Feels alienatingly cosy and complacent, except for touching moments near the end. ”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

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