Like father like son – actors James and Jack Fox will star in an adaptation of Roger Mortiner’s memoirs Dear Lupin at the Apollo Theatre when it premieres in the West End next month.
Directed by Philip Franks, the humorous play is based on the book Dear Lupin, Letters To A Wayward Son which was published in 2012. It is a nostalgic collection of letters between Mortimer and his son Charlie which span nearly 25 years and it has been adapted for the stage by writer Michael Simkins (who is currently appearing in Noel Coward comedy Hay Fever).
Commenting on the role, two-time BAFTA-winning James Fox said: “It’s about a geriatric old Etonian hack and long suffering father, which ticks all the boxes for me.”
Real-life Lupin, Charlie, added: “To have Fox father and son playing Mortimer father and son is a coup beyond my wildest dreams; and to say I am excited and delighted to see the production transfer into the West End would be the ultimate understatement.”
Theatre: Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7EZ
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus on the Piccadilly & Bakerloo lines
Performance Times: Monday to Saturday 19:45; Thursday & Saturday 15:00
Opens: 30th July 2015
Booking to : Now closed