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History Boys, The

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About the Show Less...

The National Theatre production of Alan Bennett's comedy drama finally transfers to the West End. Read More >

Set in the 1980s, this comedy drama follows a group of school boys as they prepare to take their Oxbridge entrance examinations. Since it premiered at the National's Lyttelton in May 2004 the play has won multiple Laurence Olivier and Tony Awards, returned to the National and toured the UK and internationally.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 21/12/2006

Opening Night: 03/01/2007

Closing Night: 14/04/2007

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Cast & Creative


Stephen Moore, Isla Blair, William Chubb, Orlando Wells, Ben Barnes, Philip Correia, thomas Morrison, Steven Webb.


Director - Nicholas Hytner, recreated by Simon Cox

Producer - National Theatre and National Angels

Author - Alan Bennett

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