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The History Boys

The History Boys

Thu 23 May - Fri 24 May

The History Boys, by Alan Bennett

History. It’s just one bloody thing after another, right?

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, 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.

The History Boys is produced, directed and acted by University of Essex Theatre Arts Society Members.



  • Hector – Corey Lee
  • Irwin – Lolly Taylor
  • Dakin – Tyler Reuben
  • Posner – Naiden Janes
  • Scripps – Dan Casey
  • Mrs. Lintott – Emma Kopf
  • Headmaster – Noah Brunel
  • Rudge – George Goddard
  • Timms – Eden Camara
  • Crowther – Christina Davies
  • Lockwood – Findlay Clayton
  • Akthar – Wanjiku Wanyeki
  • Director / Wheelchair Assistant – Adella Massar


Show Guidance

  • 100 minute run time
  • Age guide: 14+
  • Please be aware that this play expresses adult themes, including: explicit language, sexual references, racism, antisemitism, adult/minor relationship and grooming
  • Thu 23 May - Fri 24 May
  • 19:00 to 20:40
  • Advance Prices: £6 UoE Students, £10 Concession, £15 Full / On the Door Prices: £8 UoE Students, £12 Concessions, £16 Full
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