Due to very last minute circumstances beyond our control we find ourselves in need a George for our production of Humble Boy, running from 24-28 May. We would really appreciate your help in finding a man in his fifties/sixties that could take on the role. Steve Atkins the director has written the following:
‘Humble Boy’ by Charlotte Jones, was first presented in August 2001 at the National Theatre, with Simon Russell Beale and Diana Rigg, and it won major awards and enjoyed excellent reviews .
George Pye – Confident verging on coarse at times, brash, beefy, and in his early sixties, a flash dancer to big band music. George is the complete opposite of James Humble, the deceased father of Felix. He plans to marry Flora.
Plot Notes – Humble Boy
Felix Humble, astrophysicist - funeral of his father - starting point for the plot.
All his things are gone, just an absence where he used to be (from the son’s viewpoint)
Beautiful, opinionated but disloyal mother to marry again too soon after his death
Late husband was intellectual, passionate, and a bee keeper; intended husband (George Pye) by comparison is coarse and loud, they have been having an affair while late father was alive.
Sons’ ex girlfriend, daughter of George, now herself has a daughter which may be Felix’s, there is a distraught and very funny confrontation over a fated lunch party.
Throughout it all, it is high summer in a beautiful country garden, and an empty hive. His fathers’ bees have all been taken away- or have they? And who is the gardener, who nobody much notices?
There is a final sublime reconciliation engineered by Felix’s late father from beyond the grave.
Please contact anyone you know who may be interested.