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Humble Boy Ron Barber Studio Theatre

A Beeby Charlotte Jones

4th - 8th April 2006 at 7.45pm

A comedy about broken vows, failed hopes and the joys of bee-keeping.

Following the death of his father Felix Humble returns to his middle England home and his difficult and demanding mother, where he soon realises that his work must include his own chaotic home life.


Weekdays and Saturday Matinee - £8.50, concessions £7.50
Friday and Saturday Evening - £9.00, concessions £8.00
First night all tickets - £7.00

Photographs A range of production photographs are available for purchase.

Comments from audience members...

Last night my husband and I and four friends had a wonderful night in the Studio watching Humble Boy.  Everything about this production was perfect.  The set is without doubt one of the best I have ever seen in the Studio space and set the scene beautifully as we took our seats.

Every single actor shone.  There was not a weak link amongst them.  The timing was perfect - from the moment we met Felix (the "Humble Boy" of the title played with sensitivity and understanding by Matt Bartlett) and witnessed Flora's (Janet Grant) first put-down to the put-upon Mercy (Paula Snow), the audience were with them every step of the way.

Be prepared to laugh out loud and maybe be surprised at how you feel at the end.  But most of all GO AND SEE IT!!!!!

Many congratulations to all the cast and crew.


My wife and I saw HUMBLE BOY, last night. Superbly directed with a wonderful set, with excellent sound and most atmospheric lighting. Outstanding acting from all, and especially Matthew Bartlett. Quite moving and disturbingly thoughtful. Stunning!!


Scenes from the play - a full set available for purchase

Felix Rosie

George George

Flora Flora and Jim

Mercy Mercy and Rosie

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