My Boy Jack

Southside’s October 2018 production was My Boy Jack by David Haig.

The play took a look at how Rudyard Kipling’s determination to send his myopic son to war triggered a bitter family conflict, which left him devastated by the warring passions of his love for his children and his devotion to King and Country.


Rudyard Kipling – Aidan Steer
Carrie Kipling – Kate Parry
John “Jack” Kipling – Sebastian Keenan
Elsie “Bird” Kipling – Amy Wedgwood
Guardsman Bowe – Rhys Harris
Guardsman McHugh – Scott Morrison
Guardsman Doyle – Steve Tanner
Frankland – Tom Morgan
Major Sparks – Jim Thurston
Colonel Pottle – Ian MacEwan

This was an amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Photos courtesy of Duncan Kelman, KoaSound Photography

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