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Humble Boy - Full Length Play, Comedy

Humble Boy

Charlotte Jones

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780571212873

Winner! 2000-2001 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
Winner! The Critics' Circle Best New Play Award
Winner! The People's Choice Best New Play Award
"Sad, very sad; funny, very, very funny...this is a seriously wonderful play." - London Sun…

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Winner! 2000-2001 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
Winner! The Critics' Circle Best New Play Award
Winner! The People's Choice Best New Play Award

“You know, Felix, bumblebees shouldn’t be able to fly… They don’t obey the laws of physics. But they fly anyway.”

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 and demanding mother, where he soon realizes that his search for unity must include his own chaotic home life.

"Sad, very sad; funny, very, very funny...this is a seriously wonderful play." - London Sunday Times

"Rich, original, intelligent, funny and touching. I can't recommend this lovely play too highly." - Daily Telegraph
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Charlotte Jones

Charlotte Jones had a meteoric rise to success as a playwright. She won the Critics’ Circle Most Promising Playwright award in 1999 for In Flame and Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis. Her fourth stage play Humble Boy premiered at the National Theatre in 2001, and was awarded the Critics’ Circle Best New Play Award, the People’s Choice Best New Play Award and was nominated for an Olivier ... view full profile

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Garry Wilkinson 2/21/2016 12:23 PM
This is a lovely play. Every character is a great one and a lovely ending guaranteed to have not a dry eye in the house.  The ebb and flow of the relationships between the characters - especially Felix and his Mum, makes for a great acting experience. However, do not underestimate the script - it is challenging...especially for the actor playing Felix!

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