The History Boys by Alan Bennett is a hilarious drama that follows an unruly bunch of bright, funny boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university.
Alan Bennett has been one of the UK's leading dramatists since Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his stage plays including Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, A Question of Attribution and The Madness of George III . The History Boys won numerous awards both at the National Theatre, London, and on Broadway. Also at the NT: The Habit of Art, People, Hymn and Cocktail Sticks. His collection of prose Untold Stories won the PEN/Ackerley Prize for autobiography. Recent works of fiction are The Uncommon Reader and Smut: Two Unseemly Stories.
"Nothing could diminish the incendiary achievement of this subtle, deep-wrought and immensely funny play about the value and meaning of education . . . In short, a superb, life-enhancing play." --The Guardian "Brilliantly funny . . . The History Boys is moving, disquieting: one follows it with a heart brimful . . . His finest work in decades." --Financial Times