Humble Boy

17th August 2002

The Gielgud Theatre, West End

By Charlotte Jones

After opening at the National Theatre’s Cottesloe auditorium on 9th August 2001 this production transferred to the Gielgud Theatre in the West End, where it opened on 5th February 2002 and played, with two cast changes, until 17th August 2002.

Click here for the National Theatre cast.

It subsequently opened at Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) on Broadway with a largely American cast.

Creative Team

Director John Caird
Designer Tim Hatley
Associate Costume Designer Lucy Roberts
Lighting Designer Paul Pyant
Music Joe Cutler
Sound Designer Christopher Shutt
Company Voice Work Patsy Rodenburg

Cast 1

Felix Humble Simon Russell Beale
Mercy Lott Marcia Warren
Flora Humble Felicity Kendal
Jim William Gaunt
George Pye Denis Quilley
Rosie Pye Cathryn Bradshaw

Cast 2

Felix Humble Adrian Scarborough
Mercy Lott Anna Calder-Marshall
Flora Humble Maria Aitken
Jim Peter Blythe
George Pye William Gaunt
Rosie Pye Sophie Duval


Felix Paul Cawley
Flora/Mercy Lynette Edwards
George/Jim Chris Johnston
Rosie Sarah Rutherford


Music Director/Saxophone Charlotte Bradburn
Piano Adam Caird
Cello Zoë Martlew


Production PhotographsCatherine Ashmore