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Humble Boy

A Play

Charlotte Jones

Faber & Faber

Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Award of 2001
Winner of the Critics' Circle Best New Play Award of 2002
Winner of the People's Choice Best New Play Award of 2002

Humble 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 astro-physicist in search of a unified field theory. Following the sudden death of his father, Felix returns to his middle England home and his difficult and demanding mother, where he soon realizes that his search for unity must include his own chaotic home life.

Humble Boy premièred at the Royal National Theatre, London, in August of 2001 and then transferred to the Gielgud Theatre, London, in 2002.

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Praise for Humble Boy

“The real thing. This is a marvellous play: harsh and forgiving; sad, very sad; funny, very, very funny; learned and intricate but light on its feet; a poem about people, bees, and the galaxy.” —John Peter, The Sunday Times

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Charlotte Jones

  • Charlotte Jones is the author of two other plays, In Flame and Martha, Josie, and the Chinese Elvis. She received the Critics’ Circle Award for Humble Boy. She lives in London, England.
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Humble Boy

A Play

Charlotte Jones

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