Humble Boy

By Charlotte Jones

This world première production opened at the National Theatre’s Cottesloe auditorium on 9th August 2001 and ran in repertoire for the rest of the season before transferring to the Gielgud Theatre in the West End, where it opened on 5th February 2002 and played, with a number of cast changes, until 17th August 2002.

Click here for the West End casts.

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


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


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