Young People’s Theatre Newcastle

The History Boys

The History Boys 2016

2016 Production // 8 June to 18 June 2016

The History Boys

An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in a British boarding school are, as such boys will be, in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at a good university – generally in that order. In all their efforts, they are helped and hindered, enlightened and bemused, by a maverick English teacher who seeks to broaden their horizons in sometimes undefined ways, and by a young history teacher who questions the methods, as well as the aim, of their schooling. 

In The History Boys, playwright Alan Bennett raises – with gentle wit and pitch-perfect command of character – not only universal questions about the nature of history and how it is taught but also questions about the purpose of education today. Following a sold out run in London, The History Boys premiered on Broadway in April 2006 taking the Tony Award as Best Play of the Season.

Presented by Lindsay Street Players in association with Young People’s Theatre, Newcastle INC

Director: Sam De Lyall
Assistant Directors: Anna Lambert and Alexandra Jensen
Performance Dates: 8 – 18 June 2016

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