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The History Boys

Alan Bennett's adaptation of his acclaimed, long-running play set in 1980s Yorkshire.

A class of likely lads, caught in a clash of educational styles as they prepare to apply to Oxford or Cambridge, find their loyalties as well as their intellects tested.

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1 hour, 49 minutes

Last on

Wed 27 Apr 2016 21:00


Role Contributor
HectorRichard Griffiths
Mrs LintottFrances de la Tour
IrwinStephen Campbell Moore
The HeadmasterClive Merrison
CrowtherSamuel Anderson
TimmsJames Corden
LockwoodAndrew Knott
RudgeRussell Tovey
ScrippsJamie Parker
DakinDominic Cooper
PosnerSamuel Barnett
AkhtarSacha Dhawan
Mrs BibbyPenelope Wilton
WilkesAdrian Scarborough
FionaGeorgia Taylor
WriterAlan Bennett
DirectorNicholas Hytner
ProducerNicholas Hytner
ProducerDamian Jones
ProducerKevin Loader

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"History is a commentary on the various and continuing incapabilities of men."

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