Miles Jupp brings David Tomlinson’s story to life at the Cambridge Arts Theatre

Miles Jupp brings David Tomlinson’s story to life at the Cambridge Arts Theatre in The Life I Lead.

Miles Jupp brings David Tomlinson’s story to life at the Cambridge Arts Theatre in The Life I Lead. - Credit: Archant

One of Britain’s leading comic actors Miles Jupp (Mock the Week, The Durrells) brings David Tomlinson’s remarkable story to life at the Cambridge Arts Theatre from Tuesday 10 to Saturday 14 September.

A richly comic and moving tale of fathers and sons across 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 has hiding an extraordinary tragicomic secret.

Shows start at 2.30pm and 7.45pm. Book tickets, £20 to £30, online.