‘How do I define history? It’s just one f*cking thing after another.’
Sheffield. 1982. Eight bright but rowdy upper sixth boys are aspiring to Oxbridge and Hector is in charge of getting them there, but the Headmaster has insisted on providing some new blood to help polish them.
A story of sexuality, adolescence, and potential, Alan Bennett’s acclaimed and beloved The History Boys looks at a world where education is becoming less about what you are taught, and more about where it can take you.
Opening at the Royal National Theatre in 2004, The History Boys has since become a worldwide hit, winning the 2004 Olivier and 2005 Tony Awards for Best Play.