Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones

This charming comedy drama will be on tour in March 2019.

Director Stuart Waterworth.

Cast:

Felix Humble – Tim Sutton
Flora Humble – Tessa Skola
George Pye – Frank Woodock
Rosie Pye – Jeni Boardman
Jim – tba
Mercy Lott – Ali Fife Cook

About the play:

Felix Humble is drawn back to his family home after the death of his father, a biology teacher and amateur beekeeper. There in the garden he finds his waspish mother Flora, her downtrodden friend Mercy and suspiciously ever-present local businessman George Pye, whose daughter Rosie was once involved with Felix. A luncheon is arranged…

Felix is an astrophysicist who discovers that solving the riddle of his emotional life is considerably more challenging than the quest for a unified string theory.

Charlotte Jones’ witty family comedy won the Critics’ Circle Best New Play Award following its premiere at the National Theatre in 2001.

‘Very very funny... this is a seriously wonderful play.’
Sunday Times

‘Rich, original, intelligent, funny and touching... I can’t recommend this lovely play too highly.’
Daily Telegraph