The History Boys

"Pass it on boys ... that's the game I wanted you to learn ... pass it on"  

Winner of over 30 major awards including the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best New Play. Alan Bennett’s comic masterpiece was voted the nation’s favourite play in a recent national survey.

Set in the 1980's, The History Boys is the story of a group of bright, funny and unruly sixth-formers in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. Their maverick English teacher is at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher, whilst their headmaster is obsessed with results and league tables. Staffroom rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence overflow, provoking insistent questions about history and how you teach it. Their A Levels may be over, but their true education is only just beginning.   

Presented in a brand new touring production, The History Boys is a hilariously funny and exceptionally moving play about the true purpose of education.

 

Presented by SellADoor

By Alan Bennett

Directed by Kate Saxon

Sponsored by WHSmith

 

Reviews

“One of the finest plays Alan Bennett has ever written… this is a wonderful evening, as heart-catching as it is hilarious”

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

“Blissfully funny… in short, a superb, life-enhancing play”

THE GUARDIAN

"A flawless show. If this production comes to a town near you – make a date"

SPENCER MEDIA

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Main Auditorium
PAST EVENT

Prices

From £19.00 - £30.50

Running times

Act 1 70mins

Interval 20mins

Act 2 65mins

 

THE HISTORY BOYS Q&A

There will be a free post-show Q&A on Wednesday evening

 

PLEASE NOTE

On Sat 27 June please allow for extra time to get to the Theatre. Check the Guildford Armed Forces Day website for full details of road closures and parking restrictions

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