Humble Boy By Charlotte Jones

Felix Humble, bumbling Cambridge astrophysicist and cricket enthusiast, returns to the family home following the sudden death of his father. Flora, his difficult and demanding mother is determined to make a fresh start with George, a brash family friend. Secrets come tumbling out as Felix tries to come to terms with the past and what is yet to come.

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

Who's Who - Our Wonderful Cast and Crew


Felix Humble - Phillip Cotterill

Flora Humble - Cathy Oakes

George Pye - Joseph Kenneway

Rosie Pye - Alex Reid

Mercy Lott - Joanna Matthews

Jim, the gardener - Andrew Whiffin


Director - Simon Tavener
Designer - Vince Haig
Lighting Designer - David Long
Production Manager - Mike Taylor
Wardrobe - Meriel Patrick
DSM/New Media Co-ordinator - Daniel Whitley
Stage Manager - Cate Field
Sound Design - Chris Bayne
Marketing Manager - Anne Ryan