Giles Tebbitts and James Dammers in BLT's September 2014 production of 'My Boy Jack' directed by Tony Jenner

Giles Tebbitts and James Dammers in BLT’s September 2014 production of ‘My Boy Jack,’ directed by Tony Jenner

Fri 12 – Sat 20 September 2014 at 7.45pm (not Sun 14)

My Boy Jack

by David Haig

Directed by Tony Jenner

Despite his severe myopia and thanks to his father Rudyard pulling strings, John ‘Jack’ Kipling joins the Irish Guards to fight in the Great War. He soon discovers that life as a soldier is nothing like the romanticised stories of heroism and chivalry told to him as a child. When he is declared missing after only a couple of weeks, the news devastates his family back home in Sussex and the search begins to find someone who knows what really happened on the day John led his platoon onto the battlefield.

My Boy Jack by David Haig is being performed by Bromley Little Theatre to mark the centenary of the start of World War I and is a powerful and moving account of the anguish at the heart of a man whose storytelling still delights people all over the world, as well as a fitting tribute to those whose sacrifices we remember around this time of year.

My Boy Jack


Rudyard Kipling : Steve Williams
Carrie Kipling : Julie Binysh
John (Jack) Kipling  : James Dammers
Elsie (Bird) Kipling : Charis Anna Beyer
Guardsman Bowe : Kyle Cluett
Guardsman Doyle : Giles Tebbitts
Guardsman McHugh : Andrew Newbon
Mr Frankland : Richard Stewart
Col. Rory Pottle : Michael Baker
Major Sparks : Paul Ackroyd