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The History Boys at Richmond Theatre

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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.

Why go and see it?
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.

Intelligent, witty and hilarious. Passes with flying colours – THE TIMES
Immensely funny … in short, a superb, life-enhancing play – THE GUARDIAN
Brilliantly funny with lines that we will be quoting for years to come… naughty, impish, endlessly ironic – FINANCIAL TIMES

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

‘How very pleased I am that The History Boys are still here twenty years on finding a new audience. “Pass it on” is Hector’s message – I hope the playgoers feel the same!’ Alan Bennett

The History Boys
Venue: Richmond Theatre
Performance(s): Tue 29 Oct – Sat 2 Nov 2024
Tue – Sat at 19:30
Wed, Thu, and Sat at 14:30

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