|My Boy Jack|
|By David Haig|
A powerful and moving account, of how, at 18 years old, John (Jack) Kipling served his country in the First World War and made the ultimate sacrifice. We learn how Jack's father, the eminent writer Rudyard Kipling, presses him to enlist because it is his patriotic duty, despite the fact that Jack is severely short-sighted and unfit for Army service. Rudyard's patriotism seems at odds with the love he has for his son and family and creates the catalyst for much anguish and divided loyalties. This moving drama is presented during Armistice week and, appropriately, the audience will experience a critical moment with Jack and his platoon at Passchendale before the order comes to 'go over the top'.
Tickets available from Romsey Tourist Information Centre 01794 512987
|Venue: Plaza Main Stage|