Seaford Little Theatre’s opening production for 2015 is the award-winning Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones - a poignant and hilarious reworking of Hamlet.
Astrophysicist and socially challenged Felix Humble returns home from a research post in Cambridge for his bee-keeper father’s funeral and is immediately at loggerheads with his imperious, self-centred, mother, Flora, already in a new relationship with near neighbour, George, the father of Felix’s ex-girlfriend, Rosie.
Buzzing about and trying to keep the peace is Flora’s ever-present and much put upon friend, Mercy, who bravely fights a losing battle to restore harmony.
The only person with whom Felix can have a meaningful conversation is the taciturn, wise gardener, Jim, who goes on tending the Humble’s lovely garden amid increasingly volatile family passions.
This is a very English play, set in a summer garden, and features Sylvia Aston, Alan Lade, Clare Forshaw and Trish Richings as well as new faces Stephen Lowin as Felix and Michael Bulman as Jim the gardener.
This play contains scenes and strong language that some people may find offensive.
The show runs Friday, February 13 to February-Saturday, February 21, evening performances 7.45pm plus 2.30pm matinee on February 14. Tickets available at the box office, STITCH, 13 Broad Street, Seaford, BN25 1LS. Postal applications to David Backhouse, 62 Stafford Road, Seaford, BN25 1UA (cheques ‘Seaford Dramatic Society’ plus self-addressed, stamped envelope). Ticket £8, £7for the first night, the matinée and last Saturday.