by Charlotte Jones
Directed by Steve Atkins
24-28 April 2012 at 7.45pm
Humble Boy was first presented in 2001 at the National Theatre, with Simon Russell Beale and Diana Rigg and won:
- Critics' Circle Theatre Award -Susan Smith Blackburn Award
- People's Choice Award
- two Olivier Awards
It's the kind of English play that they don't really write any more, though in truth they scarcely ever did: a play with an immensely smart head and a big puzzled but so engaging heart. Imagine the best of recent Tom Stoppard, but with more genuine sense of emotional wonder...
A beautiful, intricately layered creation that simultaneously captivates the head and the heart.
This is a seriously rich, warm, sad, very funny, intelligent, emotionally satisfying play, beautifully set in a gorgeous country garden in midsummer. WITH LIVE MUSIC!