Humble Boy (2011)
Directed by Jess Osorio
Humble Boy is a comedy about broken vows, failed hopes and the joys of beekeeping , and is inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet. Felix Humble, a bumbling Cambridge astrophysicist in search of a unified field theory, returns to the family home following the sudden death of his father. His mother Flora is determined to make a fresh start with George, a brash family friend and father of his ex-girlfriend Rosie, with whom Felix is reunited during the play. The reunion of Flora and Felix however, is not as plesant as one might expect, and old animosities arise, as he sees through his mother's agenda and finds that the gardener, Jim, who is ignored by everyone else, is the only person he can confide in. Throughout the play secrets are revealed as Felix tries to come to terms with the past and what is yet to come.
- Felix - Stephen East
- Flora - Kay Anderson
- Mercy - Maggie Cearns
- Rosie - Siobhan Campbell
- George - Michael Wilson
- Jim - Alan Buckman
- Production Assistant - Chris Briggs
- Stage Manager - Kay George
- Set Design and Construction - Alan Buckman
- Costumes - Emma Kate Wood and Cast
- Lighting Designer - Gavin Parker
- Sound Design - Andrew Rickinson
- Lighting & Sound Operator - Oliver Couzens
- Fight Director - Anton Krause
- Choreography - Anna Callender
- Poster Image and Design - Mark Davies
- Programme - Helen Chadney
With thanks to:
I would like to thank everyone who has made this possible: the cast for all their support, Chris Briggs for his help, advice and patience, Emmaus for rehearsal space and cups of tea, Alan Buckman, Anton Krause, Anna York, Lisa Thomas & Charlotte Vaight. The Front of House, Box Office and Bar staff for helping it all run smoothly, and also the cast and director of Present Laughter. Last but not least, Mike Elliott for finding a beehive for us from the Bromley Beehive Association, and to Melanie Krudy. Jess Osorio, Director
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