The History Boys

by Alan Bennett
Opening Night 29 May 2014
Director: Keith Scott

This sparkling comedy is the story of a group of senior history students in a second rate public school in pursuit of the most glittering of prizes, admission to the universities of Oxford or Cambridge. Terribly unruly but terrifically talented, the boys are preoccupied with study, sport and sex – but not necessarily in that order. They are faced with a headmaster who is only interested in reputation, a new young teacher only interested in results, and old Mr Hector, their general studies teacher, who simply believes in the joyous gift of knowledge and giving his boys their individuality. Blissfully funny and irreverent, but also confronting, shockingly honest and deeply moving, The History Boys explores the anarchy of adolescence, the nature of history, and questions the aims and methods of the modern education system.


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Akthar Zac Nicholls 
Dakin James Tregonning  
Headmaster Warren Chambers 
Hector Craig Storey 
Irwin Andrew Brinsley-Pirie 
Dorothy Lintott Denise Casey 
Lockwood Reuben Hilder 
Posner Jo Secher 
Rudge Nick Tipa 
Scripps Oscar Macdonald  
Timms Elliot Phillips 


Stage Manager Christine Johnstone 
Lighting And Sound Alexandra Ross 
Craig Storey, Andrew Brinsley-Pirie.
Hosted by Friends of the Globe Theatre Incorporated