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The History Boys


Wed 27 Feb 2013, 6:30pm–9:45pm
Thu 28 Feb 2013, 7:30pm–10:45pm
Fri 1 Mar 2013, 7:30pm–10:45pm
Sat 2 Mar 2013, 1:00pm–4:15pm
Sat 2 Mar 2013, 7:30pm–10:45pm

Where: Sydney Opera House, 1 Macquarie St, Circular Quay, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $35.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: emma102

Alan Bennett's hit comedy will be performed by Peach Theatre Company for a strictly limited season from February 8 to March 2, 2013 at the Playhouse, Sydney Opera House.

Acting veteran John Wood will play Hector - a teacher whose intellect, enthusiasm and flair will create a world of brilliance, madness and wonderful comedy. Combine this with 8 bright, unruly boys - concentrated on sex, sport, and getting into a good university (generally in that order).

Set in a fictional boys' grammar school in the north of England 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)

Australian film luminary Paul Goddard (The Matrix) will play The Headmaster, whose stuffy sensibilities contrast wickedly with the eccentric, borderline teaching style of the brilliant Hector. Heather Mitchell will round off this unstoppable theatrical trio as the sharp-witted matriarchal Mrs Lintott - the history teacher who has probably been working at the same private school for too long.

It's a thought provoking play that has played to sold-out houses around the world and won multiple awards, including the 2005 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and the 2006 Tony Award for Best Play and was turned into a feature film

This sharp witted, high energy production is full of gusto and youth, and will be directed by young theatre director Jesse Peach, who has worked extensively through Australasia, directing work including this year's New Zealand season of Death of A Salesman. Jesse has directed The History Boys in Auckland, and was praised for the vibrant, youthful energy which resonated through the show

“A life-enhancing play” – The Guardian
"Brilliantly funny… Bennett’s finest work in decades" - Financial Times