Charlotte Jones’ Humble Boy is not a musical. But a lively script, like a good song, has a pace, cadence and rhythm that pleases and moves.
This expressionist comedy borrows liberally from Hamlet and features a sudden death, a beekeeper, a narcissistic mother, an obnoxious neighbour, a muddled friend, an eerie gardener and surprising news. Helmed by veteran director Bill Walton who enthuses, “I’ve wanted to direct Humble Boy for six years. It’s packed full of eclectic eccentricities, all wrapped up in a comedy that’s been compared to the works of Tom Stoppard or Alan Ayckbourn.” Theatre goers are hereby warned that Humble Boy carries a caution that “the show contains language and adult themes that some may find offensive.” You’ve been warned!
Tickets for Humble Boy are available at Sid Williams 442 Cliffe Ave, call 250.338.2430 ext. 1 or online at sidwilliamstheatre.com. There are six performances April 6-13. Individual tickets are $25 or $23 for the matinee.