Humble Boy By Charlotte Jones
Threads such as Hamlet, horticulture, black holes and beekeeping are woven into this warm and touching comedy which was first performed at the National Theatre in 2001 - winning the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play and the People's Choice Best New Play Award.
Charlotte Jones is hailed by many as the natural successor to both Stoppard and Ayckbourn for her intelligent and richly comic scripts. Oxford Theatre Guild has a long history of performing to both audience and critical acclaim at the Playhouse.
'This is a marvellous play: harsh and forgiving: sad, very sad; funny, very, very funny...a feast.' Sunday Times
Saturday, 26 March 2011
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Things have moved on a little since then, but it will give you a flavour of what to expect of our little piece of the Cotswolds transported to the Playhouse stage.
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
We are having a blast in the rehearsal rooms - Charlotte Jones has written an amazingly funny play and the cast are revelling in the opportunities it is giving them to create vivid characters and hilarious moments. That is not to say that the play is without a darker side - and these sections are by turns shocking, moving and very touching. It really is an embarrassment of riches and one that we are enjoying working on.
Friday, 11 February 2011
Now, we move up to four rehearsals a week and our assembly stage of rehearsals. This is where we piece together the play, brick by brick. And while the cast do that, I need to work on writing down all the blocking notes so I can hand them out to our understudies so they can have some idea of what we've been doing without them for the last month!
Friday, 28 January 2011
Monday, 24 January 2011
Over the coming weeks, we will be giving you a glimpse into how the show is coming together - with contributions from all the leading players - both cast and crew.
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