The History Boys

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“History nowadays is not a matter of conviction. It’s a performance. It’s entertainment. And if it isn’t, make it so.”

22nd – 25th May 7:30pm every evening plus 2:30pm Saturday matinee

Set in the 1980s, Alan Bennett’s wildly popular dark comedy, The History Boys, tells the story of eight students as they finish sixth form and face the adult world.

Returning to school for one more term after their top A level grades, the group learns about life, love and literature from their unusual English teacher, in preparation for university entrance exams.

How does one teach history, in fact what even is history? Staff rivalries, obsessions with Oxbridge, adolescent emotions, and a very young new supply teacher provoke a riot in an otherwise uniform Comprehensive.

A £5 ticket lottery will be available for every performance. Sign up at by Monday 4th February for your chance to claim £5 tickets to the show.

The History Boys is presented by Lamphouse Local, a new project by Lamphouse Theatre to bring together professional theatre makers and local young performers, creating quality, gender-blind theatre.

To be involved in the production take a look at and get in touch!

This amateur production of The History Boys is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French LTD



Past Event

The History Boys

Wed 22 May 2019


Ends: Sat 25 May 10:00PM

The Key Theatre

Embankment, Peterborough PE1 1EF

£15 / £12

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