All is not well in the Humble hive. Thirty-five year old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astro-physicist in search of a unified field theory.
Play title: Humble Boy
Author (s): Charlotte Jones
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication Date: 2001
Funder: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Primary Discipline: Physics
Secondary Discipline: Astrophysics
Scientist (s): None
Source Texts: Hamlet
Character Breakdown: Felix Humble , Flora Humble, Mercy Lott, Jim, George Pye and Rosie Pye.
Setting: English Country Garden
Time Period: Present Day
Synopsis of Play: All is not well in the Humble Hive. Thirty-five year old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astro-physicist in search of a unified field theory. Following the sudden death of his father, Felix returns to his middle England home and his difficult demanding mother, where he soon realizes that his search for unity must include his chaotic home life. (Play text cover blurb, Faber & Faber)
First Performance Date: 10 August 2001
First Producer: Royal National Theatre Cottesloe Stage
Performance History: Humble Boy premiered at the Royal National Theatre, London in August 2001, and transferred to the Gielgud Theatre, London in 2002 staring Simon Russel Beale and Diana Rigg. The play won the Susan Smith Blackburn Award (2001).
Entered by: Denise Gillman / Brooke Sanders