Humble Boy - Stamford Shakespeare Company

Humble Boy - Stamford Shakespeare Company

Stamford Shakespeare Company Presents

Stamford Shakespeare Company presents 

Charlotte Jones' Humble Boy

What the audiences are saying…


“Brilliant play and superb performances. Best thing I have ever seen Tolethorpe.”

“Absolutely brilliant. One not to miss.”

“Great play. Thought provoking, funny, moving. Great acting.”

“Superb performance… laughed all the way through.”


Set in the late 1990s, this superb, prizewinning comedy, inspired by Hamlet, explores the tensions inherent in family life. Felix Humble, the unlikely hero, returns to his Cotswold family home after his father’s death. His mother, Flora, has got rid of all of her husband’s belongings, including the bees which he kept. The reunion of mother and son sparks old animosities and leads to the hilarious unravelling of a multitude of family secrets, not least his mother’s plans to wed her long-term lover.

This imaginative play premiered at the National Theatre in 2001, winning two Olivier Awards and the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play. Its sharp humour is both wickedly funny and darkly poignant. Due to language and content, the play is suitable for ages 15 and over.

Tickets are sold on behalf of Stamford Shakespeare Company.

Full terms and conditions

Book Tickets

WHERE: Tolethorpe Hall


First Half: 1 hour 10 minutes

(20 minute interval)

Second Half: 1 hour

Approximate Evening Finish: 10.15pm

Approximate Matinee Finish: 4pm


Monday - Thursday: £14.50
Friday: £16.50
Saturday: £19.50
Sat/Sun Matinée: Adult £19.50 / Child £12.50
Preview Nights: £11.50
(8/9 June, 15/16 June, 6/7 July)

CONCESSIONS (Mon-Fri): £1 off each ticket for senior citizens,
registered disabled, under 18s and students.
SCHOOL PARTIES (Mon-Fri): £8 per ticket for parties of 20
or more. Tickets can be reserved as for group bookings.
Book for all three SSC plays at the same time, and get £2 off each ticket.

All tickets booked online will be available as e-tickets/print at home tickets. Alternatively you can collect your tickets from the box office at either Stamford Arts Centre, Guildhall Arts Centre or Tolethorpe Hall.

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