Winner! 2000-2001 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
Winner! The Critics' Circle Best New Play Award
Winner! The People's Choice Best New Play Award
Humble Boy is a comedy about broken vows, failed hopes and the joys of bee keeping. All is not well in the Humble hive. 35-year old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astrophysicist in search of a unified field theory. Following the sudden death of his father, Felix returns home to be with his difficult and demanding mother. He soon realizes that his search for unity must be expanded to include his own chaotic 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