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The History Boys

The History Boys

3 - 7 Sep 2024, Various Times
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3 - 7 Sep 2024, Various Times Book Now

The History Boys

“Intelligent, witty and hilarious. Passes with flying colours” The Times

“Immensely funny … in short, a superb, life-enhancing play” The Guardian

“History? It’s just one f***ing thing after another…”

The 20th anniversary production of Alan Bennett’s brilliant modern classic, winner of 30 major awards, and voted The Nation’s Favourite Play in 2013.

A-Level results day. Cutler’s Grammar School. 1980s Sheffield.

Eight unruly teenagers burst into adulthood with the best grades their school has ever seen, but their sights are set on something higher: to study at the most famous academic institutions in the world – Oxford and Cambridge. But their teachers can’t agree how best to tutor them. There’s Hector, the maverick English teacher who believes in culture for its own sake; Irwin – the shrewd supply teacher full of soundbites; Felix – the headmaster obsessed with league tables and Mrs Lintott – the History teacher who thinks her colleagues are all fools.

The History Boys follows this bright bunch of boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university, lifting the lid on staffroom rivalries and the anarchy of adolescence.

This timely revival, directed by Seán Linnen, asks what is the purpose of education? And who is it for?

School and Youth Group rates available on selected performances, subject to availability.
Please contact the Box Office for more information.

Running time: approximately 2 hrs 15 min with interval
Age Rec: 14+ – the production contains strong language


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Tue 3 Sep
7:30 pm
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Wed 4 Sep
Schools Rates Available
7:30 pm
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Thu 5 Sep
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2:30 pm
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2:30 pm
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Sat 7 Sep
7:30 pm
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