A Sheffield Theatres Production

The History Boys

By Alan Bennett

Public Dress Rehearsal

Preview

Audio Described

Signed

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Presented at Crucible

Running time: approx. 2 hours 45 mins (including an interval of 20 mins)

‘I’m a Jew. I’m small. I’m homosexual. And I live in Sheffield. I’m f**ked’.

A levels may be over, but for one set of unruly pupils, their education is far from finished.

Back in lessons to train for entrance exams, the boys find themselves caught between two opposing styles of teaching. Eccentric Hector leads with a flamboyance that brings everything to life, while cynical Irwin has been brought in by the Head to provide a ruthless route to Oxbridge. But with love, sex and university on their minds, the question is, will any of them make the grade?

The History Boys by Alan Bennett is one of Britain’s favourite comedies, full of stunning one-liners and teenage anxieties.

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Thu 16 May 7:30pm Public Dress Rehearsal £1.00 Currently Unavailable
Fri 17 May 7:30pm Preview £10.00 Call Box Office: 0114 249 6000
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Mon 20 May 7:30pm Preview £10.00 Call Box Office: 0114 249 6000
Tue 21 May 7:30pm £19.00
Wed 22 May 7:00pm £19.00
Thu 23 May 7:30pm £19.00
Fri 24 May 7:30pm £19.00
Sat 25 May 2:30pm £15.00
Sat 25 May 7:30pm £21.00
Tue 28 May 7:30pm £19.00
Wed 29 May 2:30pm £15.00
Wed 29 May 7:30pm £19.00
Thu 30 May 7:30pm Audio Described, Signed £19.00*
Fri 31 May 7:30pm £19.00*
Sat 1 Jun 2:30pm Captioned £15.00*
Sat 1 Jun 7:30pm £21.00*
Mon 3 Jun 7:30pm £19.00*
Tue 4 Jun 7:30pm £19.00*
Wed 5 Jun 2:30pm £15.00*
Wed 5 Jun 7:30pm £19.00*
Thu 6 Jun 7:30pm £19.00*
Fri 7 Jun 7:30pm £19.00*
Sat 8 Jun 2:30pm £15.00*
Sat 8 Jun 7:30pm £21.00*

4 stars ‘a theatrical thrill’
‘Edwin Thomas makes an impressive professional debut as Irwin’
The Times 4 stars ‘Matthew Kelly…was terrific’
The Independent 4 stars ‘high-octane’
‘Tom Rhys Harries’ swaggeringly cocksure Dakin…generates a dangerous electricity’
The Guardian

‘a strong ensemble cast’
‘energetic’
The Stage 4 stars Yorkshire Post

The Cast

Ross Anderson

Ross Anderson

Rudge

Oliver Coopersmith

Oliver Coopersmith

Posner

Nicholas Day

Nicholas Day

Headmaster

Will Featherstone

Will Featherstone

Scripps

Tom Rhys Harries

Tom Rhys Harries

Dakin

Edward Judge

Edward Judge

Timms

Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Hector

Joshua Miles

Joshua Miles

Lockwood

Regé-Jean Page

Regé-Jean Page

Crowther

Stacey Sampson

Stacey Sampson

Fiona/Naomi

Nav Sidhu

Nav Sidhu

Akthar

Julia St John

Julia St John

Mrs Lintott

Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas

Irwin

Creatives

Michael Longhurst

Director

Chloe Lamford

Designer

Neil Austin

Lighting Designer

Ben and Max Ringham

Music and Sound

Imogen Knight

Choreographer

Tom Brady

Musical Director and Piano and Vocal Arrangements

Tim Reid

Video Designer

Richard Ryder

Dialect Coach

Louis Hammond

Casting Director

Jon Pashley

Assistant Director

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  • 55 Norfolk St, Sheffield, S1 1DA, South Yorkshire , United Kingdom
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  • 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 1DA, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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