Humble Boy

Written by Charlotte Jones
Directed for Actonians by Ann Aplin & Di Pardoe


Humble Boy is an award-winning comedy written by Charlotte Jones and it was first performed at the National Theatre in 2001. The play presents a real challenge to our six actors - and also to our design and technical team! The action takes place in the garden of a family home over a few weeks in the summer, combining comedy with pathos as the two families "The Humbles" and "The Pyes" come together. Described by The Daily Telegraph's Charles Spencer as "Rich, original, intelligent, funny and touching, bursting with ideas and characters you come to care about deeply."


Flora Humble Sue Anstey
Felix Humble Nick Pearce
George Pye Richard Stanway
Rosie Pye Sarah Godsell
Mercy Lott Sarah McMahon
Jim (the Gardener) Godfrey Laundy
Stage Manager Lighting set-up
Mark Whitehouse
Lighting Operation Rob Pardoe
Sound Michelle Lucas
Prompt Di Roper-Marshall
Properties Andy Fisher
Properties Assistant Margaret Bulmer
Set Design & Painting Maureen Blake
Fight Co-ordinators
Janet Adams
Julia Pardoe
Poster & Programme Design Lucy Atkins
Front of House Gaynor Clarke
Bar Dee Mason
Publicity Sue Anstey
Advance Sales Debby Anstey
Photographs Ray Bulmer
Plants and Flowers Iron Acton Garden Centre