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Play, from 22 May 2019

Key Theatre

Key Theatre


Embankment Rd,

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Sat 20 Apr The Lady in the Van
Wed 22 - Fri 24 May The History Boys
Sat 25 May The History Boys


The History Boys

The Key Theatre
Wednesday 22 - Saturday 25 May at 7:30pm (plus 2:30pm Sat matinee)

The History Boys by Alan Bennett

"History nowadays is not a matter of conviction. It's a performance. It's entertainment. And if it isn't, make it so.”

Set in the 1980s, Alan Bennett's wildly popular dark comedy, The History Boys, tells the story of eight students as they finish sixth form and face the adult world.

Returning to school for one more term after their top A level grades, the group learns about life, love and literature from their unusual English teacher, in preparation for university entrance exams.

How does one teach history, in fact what even is history? Staff rivalries, obsessions with Oxbridge, adolescent emotions, and a very young new supply teacher provoke a riot in an otherwise uniform Grammar.

The History Boys is presented by Lamphouse Local, a new project by Lamphouse Theatre to bring together professional theatre makers and local young performers, creating quality, gender-blind theatre.

This amateur production of The History Boys is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French LTD

Age Guidance: 14+

Approximate running time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 22 - Fri 24 May 2019 19:30
Sat 25 May 2019 14:30 19:30


£15 Full Price, £12.50 Concessions,

Claim £2 off a full price ticket to The History Boys with every Lady in the Van ticket purchased. Claim this offer at the box office or by telephone.


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