Humble Boy - performed March 2006
By Charlotte Jones
Performed with the kind permission of Samuel French Ltd
Director - Val Taylor"Humble Boy" is a comedy drama which allows us a glimpse into the lives and loves of the Humble family. We are party to a family crisis,, where a death has bought about a series of changes that may push fragile relationships over the edge. The mixture of astro-physicist son, an overbearing mother, her lover and a whole hive of bees give rise to a play which is both funny, at times touching and sometimes shocking. But then real life is, isn't it?
Cast(in order of appearance)
Production TeamVal Taylor, Caroline Roberts, Bruce Emeny, Andy Terry, Daniel Humphreys, Roger Licence, Petr Scott, Geoff Taylor, Chris Bush, Nigel Lister, Derek Butcher, Chris Sadd, Christine Phasey, Gloria Streames, Kerry King, Lester Pearse, John Roberts, Roger Davies, June Wheeler, Yvonne Cobbold, Viv Wheatley, Patience Ling, Steve Sadler.
Awards & NominationsNominations by the North East Essex Theatre Guild Awards were:
The PlayHumble Boy is a comedy about broken vows, failed hopes and the joys of bee keeping. All is not well in the Humble hive. Thirty five 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.
SponsorsThe Manifest Theatre would like to thank Hearts Delight garden centre for sponsoring our production by supplying all the artificial plants, flowers, shrubs and trees that were used on the set. We are extremely grateful to them.
Nigel, Allen, Will
Kerry, Jo, Gloria