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|My Boy Jack
by David Haig|
On tour 27 Apr to 5 May 2016
Wed 27 Apr, Parish Hall, Sourton
Thur 28 Apr, Parish Hall, Bere Alston
Mon 2 May, Village Hall, Milton Abbot
Tues 3 May, Town Hall, Callington
Wed 4 May, The Wharf, Tavistock
Thur 5 May, The Wharf, Tavistock
My Boy Jack is a powerful and moving account of the anguish suffered by Rudyard Kipling over his decision to send his myopic son, John, to war.
The play is not so much about the Great War as about Kipling’s decision, which had devastating consequences for his family and it examines the war between Kipling’s own greatest passions – his love for his children and his devotion to King and Country.
There were many plays produced in the centenary years reflecting on the Great War itself but there were few about its effect on those at home. This play by David Haig is based on the true story of one of England’s greatest writers and his family. It was first produced at Hampstead Theatre in London and has since been made into a TV film with Daniel Radcliffe and Kim Cattrall.
Tavonians Theatre Company was fortunate to have a superb cast in this the 150th anniversary year of the birth of Kipling.
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