Humble Boy

Humble Boy

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Humble Boy

by Charlotte Jones


This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD


Described, when it premiered at the National Theatre in 2001, as a modern day take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  There are similarities but Humble Boy is much more straight forward and ends with an ahh factor which cannot be said of the troubled Dane.


Felix Humble is drawn back to the family home after the death of his father, a biology teacher and amateur beekeeper.  There in the English country garden we find his mother Flora who has moved on all too quickly with her life; she has a “friend” George who has a daughter Rosie whom Felix once courted.  The cast of Hamlet is assembled pretty much.


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


This play deservedly won numerous awards.  Our production is not to be missed.


Directed by Mervyn Button

Wharfeside Theatre