Humble Boy

08 March 2018 — 14 April 2018

★★★★ "Paul Miller’s superb revival"
Michael Billington, The Guardian

★★★★ "a sparkling revival of a modern classic... both very clever and very funny" The Telegraph

★★★★ Evening Standard ★★★★ Time Out ★★★★ WhatsOnStage ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ The Arts Desk 

My husband is dead and my only son, who has grown fat and strange, has just run away from his own Father’s funeral. I’ll be fine. Fine. At least those bastard bees are gone.

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.

Paul Miller directs Paul Bradley, Jonathan Broadbent, Selina Cadell, Rebekah Hinds, Belinda Lang and Christopher Ravenscroft.

‘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

Estimated running time 2 hours 30 minutes including an interval (check back for accurate timing)

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