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The History Boys

The History Boys

17 Sep–21 Sep 2024

The Lyric

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Tue 17 Sep
7:30 pm
£25.00 - £42.00
  • Member Discount - Friend & Up
Wed 18 Sep
7:30 pm
£18.00 - £42.00
  • Member Discount - Friend & Up
Thu 19 Sep
2:30 pm
£25.00 - £42.00
  • Member Discount - Friend & Up
7:30 pm
£18.00 - £42.00
  • Captioned Performance
  • Member Discount - Friend & Up
Fri 20 Sep
7:30 pm
£18.00 - £42.00
  • BSL Interpreted Performance
Sat 21 Sep
2:30 pm
£25.00 - £42.00
  • Audio Described Performance
  • Touch Tour
7:30 pm
£25.00 - £42.00
The History Boys

“History? It’s just one f***ing thing after another…”

The 20th anniversary production of Alan Bennett’s brilliant modern classic, winner of 30 major awards, and voted The Nation’s Favourite Play in 2013.

A-Level results day. Cutler’s Grammar School. 1980s Sheffield.

Eight unruly teenagers burst into adulthood with the best grades their school has ever seen, but their sights are set on something higher: to study at the most famous academic institutions in the world – Oxford and Cambridge. But their teachers can’t agree how best to tutor them. There’s Hector, the maverick English teacher who believes in culture for its own sake; Irwin – the shrewd supply teacher full of soundbites; Felix – the headmaster obsessed with league tables and Mrs Lintott – the History teacher who thinks her colleagues are all fools.

THE HISTORY BOYS follows this bright bunch of boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university, lifting the lid on staffroom rivalries and the anarchy of adolescence.

This timely revival, directed by Seán Linnen, asks what is the purpose of education? And who is it for?

Important information

Tickets:
From: £18.00

Running time:
2 hrs 15 min (approx.) plus interval

Age guideline:
12+

 

Please note – most of our productions feature flashing lights and loud sounds.

If you require this information prior to booking, please check back for updates or call our Box Office on 01752 267222.

 

Captioned – Thu 19 Sep, 7.30pm

BSL Interpreted – Fri 20 Sep, 7.30pm (Provided by Complete Communication)

Audio Described (w/ Touch Tour 1.30pm Please contact Box Office to book) – Sat 21 Sep, 2.30pm

 

Membership information: Did you know our Friend Members can get £5 off 2 tickets in Price Bands A, B & C for all Mon– Thu performances for The History Boys. Become a Friend Member today to claim this offer when this show goes on sale or check out our other Membership options!