“Humble Boy” is a comedy about broken vows, failed hopes and the joys of bee-keeping. All is not well in the Humble hive. Thirty-five-year-old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astro-physicist in search of a unified field theory. Following the sudden death of his father, Felix returns to his middle England home and his difficult and demanding mother, where he soon realizes that his search for unity must include his own chaotic home life.
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Charlotte Jones’ first play, “Airswimming”, debuted in 1997 at Battersea Arts Centre in London, and was later broadcast on BBC Radio 4. “In Flame” premiered in 1999, at Bush Theatre, in London, and returned in September 2000 at New Ambassadors, also in London. “Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis” premiered at Bolton Octagon in 1999 and was then transferred to Liverpool Everyman in May of that same year. It won Best Play at the Manchester Evening News Award and the Pearson Television Award ambos, both in 1999.
Charlotte Jones won the Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright in 2000 for both “In Flame” and “Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis”. Humble Boy won the 2001 Susan Smith Blackburn Award, the 2002 Critics’ Circle Best New Play Award, and the 2002 People’s Choice Best New Play Award. “The Dark” premiered in 2003 at Donmar Warehouse, in London, and in 2004 she wrote the book for the musical “The Woman in White” (with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by David Zippel), which played at the West End and Broadway. The Lightning Play premiered in 2006 at Almeida Theatre, in London.
She has also written for both television and cinema, namely for the show “The Halcyon” (2017), and “Real Women” (currently in production). She starred as an actress in Bob’s Weekend (1996).