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Humble Boy - Reading

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Reading:              Sunday 16th June 2024, 6.00 pm, Foyer

Auditions:           Sunday 23rd June 2024, 6.00 pm, Coward/Yardley

Performances:  Tuesday 1st - Saturday 5th October 2024 (Coward Studio)


Felix Humble, astrophysicist and pessimist, returns to his family home for his father’s funeral. His waspish mother Flora has been quick to make the acquaintance of brash local businessman George, whose daughter Rosie has a past with Felix. Neighbour Mercy prepares an al fresco lunch to try and bring them all together.

Set in a beautiful garden in bloom that has lost its beloved bees, this richly funny and moving family comedy from award-winning Charlotte Jones first premiered at the National Theatre before transferring to the West End and Broadway.

“A modern classic… very clever and very funny” The Telegraph

“Both funny and touching” The Sunday Times


Play readings are not just for prospective actors, but for anyone who would like to join in reading the play – or just listen to it being read.  The readings are informal social occasions when the bar is open - we enjoy meeting new people and welcoming them to our club.  There is no obligation to audition for the play or even to read – and there’s no need to book, just turn up!

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