Dear Lupin


Dear Lupin Apollo Theatre London

Hot off the back of a successful UK tour, Dear Lupin is set to arrive at the Apollo Theatre. Preview performances will begin from 30th July 2015.

Father and son James Fox (A Passage To India, Patriot Games, Downton Abbey) and Jack Fox will star alongside one another in this hotly anticipated book to stage adaptation.

Journalist Roger Mortimer, a former racing correspondent for The Sunday Times, wrote Dear Lupin as a touching memoir to document the relationship between himself and his son, Charlie. Told through actual letters between the pair that span 24 years, Dear Lupin is both a documentary of growing up and the sometimes tempestuous friction between father and son.

The show starts as Charlie, or “Lupin,” is a 15 year-old on the brink of expulsion from Eton and follows him through many stints of rebellion and adherence to awkward fashion trends until he becomes a fully grown man.

Mortimer’s book has been adapted to the stage by actor and writer, Michael Simkins who has recently been seen starring in Hay Fever at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Simkins has said: “adapting Dear Lupin was an opportunity nobody with my particular humorous sensibilities could turn down, as it’s a comic masterpiece.”

Dear Lupin is directed by Philip Franks with designs by Adrian Linford, Lighting by Johanna Town and sound by Matthew Bugg.

Dear Lupin will enjoy a limited run until the 19th September 2015, with press night held on August 3rd. Tickets are now on sale and can be booked using the search box on the right hand side of the page.

Running Time

Dear Lupin runs at 2hrs and 20 minutes including interval

Age Restrictions

Dear Lupin contains moderate adult language and is therefore not suitable for children under the age of 12.

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