Dear Lupin is a real life account of the relationship between a father and son told over 24 years in Roger Mortimer's bestselling book. The text has now been adapted for the stage and the show will star real life father and son James and Jack Fox.
Former Sunday Times racing correspondent, Mortimer, compiled Dear Lupin from letters between himself and his son, Charlie, who is nicknamed "Lupin." Spanning three decades, the letters begin as Charlie is on the cusp of expulsion from Eaton at age 15. The show continues to document the paternal relationship between the pair during Charlie's stints of rebellion, up until he is a fully grown, responsible adult.
Philip Franks directs the Fox's in Dear Lupin, with designs by Adrian Linford, Sound by sound by Matthew Bug and lighting by Johanna Town.
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 promises to be a touching and enjoyable evening that would appeal to anyone interested in family bonds.