Humble Boy

Orange Tree

Humble Boy

08 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018

£15.00 - £25.00

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

3.7 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

My husband is dead and my only son, who has grown fat and strange, has just run away from his own Father’s funeral. I’ll be fine. Fine. At least those bastard bees are gone.

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 suspiciously ever-present local businessman George Pye, whose daughter Rosie was once involved with Felix. A luncheon is arranged…


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“Neat and clever... maintaining tenderness and gentle comedy... Broadbent is excellent... really inhabits the character.”

Aliya Al-Hassan (Broadway World)

“Jones's writing is not only delightfully quirky, it is also generous in spirit and bursting with cleverness.”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“Vibrant and beautifully designed revival... A delightful staging, nostalgic and bittersweet, refreshing as a long sip of Pimm’s.”

Rosemary Waugh (The Stage)

“Miller’s revival cherishes its quirks, deliberately flirting with cartoonish excess but achieving warmth and poignancy.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Jones’s prizewinning play... emerges strongly in Miller’s superb revival... All the performances are perfectly in key.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Compassionate yet wildly comic... Beautifully withstands the test of time... A generous play, with hope in its heart.”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“Miller’s production, staged in the round, fizzes over with energy and half-concealed menace. Cadell is especially memorable.”

Alice Saville (Time Out, Independent)

“The writing is funny, although at times contrived. Miller’s spirited production features splendid work from Lang and Hinds.”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“A Hamlet for the Cotswolds... seems a bit of a leap... A bumper car crash of funny and sad, but the operative word is crash. ”

Ann Treneman (Times)

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