Dear Lupin - Apollo Theatre, London
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The West End is the home to a lot of compelling productions that provide memorable stories for audiences and this is particularly true for Dear Lupin, the new show set to head to the Apollo Theatre on the back of its successful UK tour. The production boasts a father and son acting duo in father-son roles and also features a script penned by the actor Michael Simkin.
James Fox and his son Jack appear in the production, providing an unbeatable opportunity to see the talented performances onstage together. As such this is surely one of the must-see shows of the year.
Dear Lupin is adapted from the book Dear Lupin: Letters To A Wayward Son, which was the published series of letters from horse racing journalist Roger Mortimer, released in 2012. The book was one of three to feature such correspondence, with the others appearing in the years after – Dear Lumpy in 2013 and Dearest Jane: My Father’s Life And Letters in 2014.
Mortimer died in 1991 but during his life he published various other books related to horse racing and was the racing correspondent for the Sunday Times. His publications included Twenty Great Horses in 1967, Encyclopaedia Of Flat Racing in 1971 and The History Of The Derby Stakes in 1972, amongst others.
And whilst fans of Mortimer’s work will undoubtedly be keen to pick up theatre tickets and be first in line, plenty are also talking about James and Jack Fox. James is a well known actor whose career spans many decades going back to the 1950s, with credits ranging from recent television dramas and films such as Death In Paradise, Downton Abbey and The Double to older classics like Patriot Games, Passage To India and Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines.
Meanwhile, both he and his son have various stage credits to their names as well.
Dear Lupin is the latest shows to head to the Apollo Theatre. It replaces the popular The Audience, which sees Kristen Scott Thomas portray Queen Elizabeth II as she meets the country’s Prime Ministers. That show finishes in July, with Dear Lupin opening at the West End venue on Monday 3rd August 2015 (previews begin on Thursday 30th July 2015).