The History Boys

Tuesday 10 September–Saturday 14 September Drama Schools
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Tickets £20.00 to £47.50

Venue: Theatre Royal

Running time: Doors open 1 hour before each performance starts. Approx. running time: 2 hours 15 minutes including an interval

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Age Guidance: 14+

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By Alan Bennett
Directed by Seán Linnen

Now considered a classic of modern drama, “One of the finest plays Alan Bennett has ever written” Daily Telegraph, The History Boys opened at the National Theatre to rave reviews and a sell-out run and went on to become one of their biggest ever hits, winning over 30 major awards, and voted The Nation’s Favourite Play.

“We’re low in the league. I want to see us up there with Manchester Grammar, Haberdasher Askes, Leighton Park… or is that an open prison”

A group of bright, funny and unruly teenagers with the best grades their school have ever seen are in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. Their maverick English teacher, Hector, is taking them through an eclectic timetable encompassing everything from the great poets to Edith Piaf, and is at odds with the young, shrewd supply teacher, and a headmaster obsessed with results and league tables: staffroom rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence overflow. The History Boys is a story of learning, in the broadest sense of the word, an hilariously funny and exceptionally moving play packed with witty one-liners and infectious energy, it is both a celebration of the buoyancy of youth and an elegy to lost traditions. This national treasure has proved to be the perfect night at the theatre. Alan Bennett at his very best.

‘History Sir? It’s just one f***king thing after another.’

Members
Save £7.50 on all £44 & £41.50 tickets on Tuesday 7.30pm and save £4 on all £44, £41.50 & £38.50 tickets in the Stalls and Upper Circle for Wednesday to Thursday 2pm & 7.30pm performances.

Under 26s
Save £4 on all tickets in the Stalls and Upper Circle for Tuesday to Thursday 7.30pm & Wednesday & Thursday 2pm performances. To purchase these tickets you must be under 26 at the time of purchase. You may be asked to show your ID on doors to confirm your age.

Schools
All tickets £16 in the Stalls & Upper Circle for Wednesday & Thursday 2pm performances with 1 free teacher ticket for every 20 tickets purchased. Please email our Group Sales team or call 0115 989 5555 to book.

Groups 10+
Groups of 10 or more save £3.50 on all tickets in the Stalls & Upper Circle for Tuesday to Thursday 7.30pm & Wednesday & Thursday 2pm performances with 1 free ticket for every 20 tickets purchased. Please email our Group Sales team or call 0115 989 5555 to book.

No concessions in the Balcony or for Friday 7.30pm & Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm performances

“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

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Tuesday 10 September

7:30 PM

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Wednesday 11 September

7:30 PM

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Thursday 12 September

2:00 PM

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Thursday 12 September

7:30 PM

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