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The History Boys

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The National Theatre production of Alan Bennett's school-based comedy drama returns to the West End. Read More >

The National Theatre production of Alan Bennett's school-based comedy drama returns to the West End.

The multi-award-winning play set in an all-boys school in the 1980s returns to the West End with several successful runs in London, on tour, and on Broadway in its wake.

Alan Bennett's play follows an unruly bunch of bright, funny, sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at Oxbridge, a maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher, a headmaster obsessed with results and a history teacher who thinks the head is a fool.

In this recreated production Desmond Barrit plays the eccentric English teacher Hector, the role originally created by Richard Griffiths.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 20/12/2007

Closing Night: 26/04/2008

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Desmond Barrit, Elizabeth Bell, Tim Delap, Daniel Fine, Andrew Hawley, Ryan Hawley, Thomas Howes, Danny Kirrane, Alton Letto, Sam Phillips , Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

Creative

Director - Paul Miller, after Nicholas Hytner

Designer - Bob Crowley

Lighting Designer - Mark Henderson

Author - Alan Bennett

About Wyndham’s Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA

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