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The History Boys

• Presented by the National Theatre and National Angels
• Director: Nicholas Hytner
• Designer: Bob Crowley
• Playwright: Alan Bennett
• Genre: Drama
• Date: August 31, 2006 to April 14, 2007
• 2006 Tour: Birmingham, Nottingham, Coventry, Bradford, Hull, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Belfast, Llandudno, Cardiff and Salford

Set in the early 1980s, the play follows a group of history pupils preparing for the Oxford and Cambridge entrance examinations under the guidance of three teachers (Hector, Irwin, and Lintott) with contrasting styles.

From the Gallery

Cast Highlights

• Orlando Wells … Irwin
• Steven Webb … Posner
• Stephen Moore … Hector

Videos

Trivia

• When Ben Barnes got the role of Prince Caspian, he left his role as Darkin in “The History Boys” at the Royal National Theatre before the end of his contract. The theatre almost sued Ben for breach of contract, but it was eventually dropped.