‘My husband is dead and my only son, who has grown fat and strange, has just run away from his own Father’s funeral. I’ll be fine. Fine. At least those bastard bees are gone.’
Felix Humble returns to his family home after the death of his father, an amateur beekeeper. In the garden he finds his waspish mother Flora, her downtrodden friend Mercy and suspiciously ever-present George Pye, whose daughter Rosie was once involved with Felix.
Felix, an astrophysicist, discovers that solving the riddle of his emotional life is considerably more challenging than the quest for a unified string theory.
Orange Tree Theatre. Tickets from £15 (Under 30s £12). Box office: 8940 3633. orangetreetheatre.co.uk
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