Humble Boy

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

Genre: Comedy

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).

Links:

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2001/aug/10/theatre.artsfeatures3

http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/humbleboy-rev

https://ctxlivetheatre.com/reviews/review-humble-boy-by-different-stages/

Entered by: Denise Gillman / Brooke Sanders

 

Mad Cow Theatre, photos taken by Tom Hurst
Mad Cow Theatre, photos taken by Tom Hurst
Mad Cow Theatre, photos taken by Tom Hurst
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