23rd to 26th May at 7:30pm
(Doors open at 6:45)
This British play is a compelling family drama about what happens after James Humble dies in his garden, leaving his astro-physicist son, Felix; his imperious widow, Flora; and her drunken, besotted long-time lover, George Pye, to battle over what they need from each other. George’s daughter, Rosie is also around. There are a lot of twists, anger, hurt feelings, and pure humour in Humble Boy. Rosie may sum up the theme of the play the best: “Time doesn’t heal, but it accommodates.”
Some years ago we were lucky enough to obtain premises at the former fruit and vegetable warehouse on Brewery Lane. Through much hard work, grants and donations a theatre was formed which now seats 150 people and represents one of the most well equipped, professional-standard amateur theatres in the county. The theatre now stages IES productions as well as outside theatre and musical companies and also plays host to Ilminster Cinema Club, Ile Valley Flower Club and many other social clubs. The Theatre is also available for private hire for parties and corporate events.