HUMBLE BOY by Charlotte Jones
A passionate masterpiece of wit and repartee, Humble Boy combines the domestic comedy of Alan Ayckbourn with the tragedy of Shakespeare’s classic, Hamlet.
The recent death of his father brings astrophysicist Felix Humble home to attend the funeral. To his horror he discovers his mother, Flora, has purged the household of his father’s belongings, become engaged to George Pye, with whom tensions are strained due to Felix’s history with his daughter, Rosie, and worst of all gotten rid of his beloved bees.
Amidst the chaotic environment of the Humble household Felix can only confide in the gardener ignored by everyone else, Jim, as he attempts to come to terms with his father’s death and his mother’s seemingly callous reaction.
The domestic troubles all come to a head at the engagement dinner where we ask just what, exactly, are the dark secrets of the Humble household?