Mad Jack and the Severn Bore
In 1955, Colonel John Fleming Churchill became the first man to surf the Severn Bore.
But this was only part of his story.
Known as Mad Jack, he was a champion archer, commando and bagpipe player, he had a fearless spirit, leading his men into battle with his Claymore sword.
Mad Jack and The Severn Bore, looks at his exploits from riding a motorcycle across Burma, to escaping from prisoner of war camps, playing his bagpipes up Vesuvius to his historic surfing of the bore. This is a remarkable story of a remarkable man.
"Any man who goes into battle without his sword is not properly dressed." - Colonel John Churchill
“A gripping monologue that is a thought provoking, funny and poignant piece of writing....John Bassett as Mad Jack held the audience’s attention with his magnetism and kept us locked in with his remarkable strong performance.” – Fringe Secrets