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The History Boys

9th – 17th July 2010

Meet a bunch of bright, funny, unruly sixth form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at Oxbridge.

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Alan Bennett’s The History Boys has played to critical acclaim throughout the world. It raises serious questions about the purpose of education and how history should be taught, but, via the character of the maverick teacher, Hector, it is full of Bennett’s intrinsic humanity. Above all, it is magnificently entertaining with its unforgettable one-liners and show-stopping vignettes.

Tickets: £9.75

Show Talks

Free-of-charge pre- and post-show talks:

  • Monday 12th at 7.30pm in the Clubroom — Director Sylvia Pepper discusses how to manage young men and their confused sexualities.
  • Tuesday 13th at 7.30pm in the Clubroom — Dr. Cindy Lawford looks into how Bennett’s educational experiences shaped his play.
  • Wednesday 14th after the performance — Cast members stay on stage to answer audience questions.
Part of the Barn’s 2009-2010 Season.

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