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THIS STORY LAST UPDATED: 21 April 2004 1422 BST
My Boy Jack at Theatre Royal Bath
David Haig in My Boy Jack
David Haig in My Boy Jack

My Boy Jack - a dramatisation of author Rudyard Kipling's life is coming to Theatre Royal Bath.

My Boy Jack is the name of a famous poem by author Rudyard Kipling. It was Kipling's paen to his son John who was lost in World War I.

The play of the same name runs at Theatre Royal Bath from Monday April 26th and is a dramatisation of the events that saw the loss of Kipling's son.

The year is 1913 and Britain is on the brink of war with Germany. Kipling’s dogged determination to send his young teenage son to the trenches triggers a bitter family conflict. It also leaves the patriotic poet torn by his two great passions: his love for children, particularly his own, and his devotion to King and Country.

This compelling production features two of the UK 's most recognisable actors. David Haig, who played DCI Grim in The Thin Blue Line and appeared in Alan Bennett's Talking Heads stars as Kipling and Belinda Lang plays his wife Carrie. Belinda appeared as Bill Porter in eight series of the BBC1 sitcom 2 Point 4 Children and has recently been seen in the West End in Things We Do For Love, Life x Three and The Secret Rapture.

My Boy Jack runs at Theatre Royal Bath from Monday 26th-Saturday 1st April. Tickets are priced between £11.50-£26.50 and the theatre box office can be contacted on 01225 448844.

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