Teddington Theatre Club’s next production will be a tribute to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.

In the build up to the outbreak of the war that shaped our time, Rudyard Kipling is determined that his under-age, severely short-sighted son John should enlist.

John has twice been rejected for military service due to his poor eyesight but, undeterred, Kipling pulls strings and John is given a commission in the Irish Guards.

The result of Kipling’s actions will haunt his family for the rest of their lives.

During this take on David Haig’s My Boy Jack, the theatre troupe will take the audience on a journey through wartime life and the struggles faced by young men.

A post-show discussion with directors Wesley Henderson Roe and Jennifer Laney will take place on Sunday, June 29.

This special event is free for ticket holders of that day's performance.

My Boy Jack; Hampton Hill Playhouse; June 29 to July 5; 7.45pm, Sunday 6pm; £12 to £14; ttc-boxoffice.org.uk or 0845 8388729.