A play about broken vows, failed hopes and the joys of beekeeping...

What's it about?

Felix Humble is drawn back to his family home after the death of his father, a biology teacher and amateur beekeeper. There in the garden he finds his waspish mother Flora, her downtrodden friend Mercy and the suspiciously ever-present local businessman George Pye, whose daughter Rosie was once involved with Felix. A luncheon is arranged…
Felix is an astrophysicist who discovers that solving the riddle of his emotional life is considerably more challenging than the quest for a unified string theory.
Charlotte Jones’ witty family comedy won the Critics’ Circle Best New Play Award following its premiere at the National Theatre in 2001.

This amateur production of “Humble Boy” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.

Cast List
Felix – Mathew Stone
Jim – David Hughes
Mercy – Anne-Marie Stone
Flora – Chrissie Derrington
George – Bruce McIntosh
Rosie – Cherry McIntosh

If you are joining us for our production of Humble Boy, I am afraid you will find a road closure on the short stretch of Fernhill Lane between Ballard School’s entrance and exit. There is a tortuous diversion sign posted, but it is best to ignore that and follow the instructions below –


The road is open up to and including the entrance to Ballard School so no change


If you have a look at a map it’s shorter than it sounds !

Just before the ‘Road Closed’ sign, turn right into Barrs Avenue, left into Ballard Close, left into Little Barrs Drive, left into Palmer Place, right into Violet Lane, Ballard entrance is opposite the junction with Fernhill Lane.

We look forward to seeing you on the night

Story By:

Charlotte Jones

Directed By:

Kitty Cecil-Wright

Box Office: 01425 542414

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Humble Boy

Date & Time Ticket Type Price Quantity  
30th October 2019 7:30 pm Adult ₤12.00  
  Concession ₤10.00
31st October 2019 7:30 pm Adult ₤12.00  
  Concession ₤10.00
1st November 2019 7:30 pm Adult ₤12.00  
  Concession ₤10.00
2nd November 2019 7:30 pm Adult ₤12.00  
  Concession ₤10.00

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