OG Jack Bardoe is currently starring alongside BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee Rupert Everett in John Mortimer’s celebrated autobiographical play A Voyage Round My Father which is touring regional theatres.
Growing up in the shadow of a brilliant and eccentric barrister, a man whose tea-time conversation could take in music hall, adultery, evolution, Shakespeare and the importance of avoiding anything heroic in wartime, the son continually yearns for his father’s love and respect.
In shining a light on this delicate relationship between a young man and his father who adored his garden and hated visitors, and whose blindness was never mentioned, A Voyage Round My Father introduces us to a gallery of unforgettable and often hilarious characters.
Jack Bardoe is exceptional in his role as the young John Mortimer – the Son – growing up under the tyrannical rule of his father. Jack brings a gentle humour, intelligence and wit to the performance and is superb in capturing the aging of the Son throughout the play.