The History Boys Reviews
Newest Review: ... in French and even if you don't know the language, it is easy to follow and very funny. The History Boys draws you quickly into the story and the characters, so you soon begin to feel you know them and care what happens to them. It is by turns very funny, moving, sad, poignant, endearing and sweet. It is suitable for teenagers upwards, as there is quite a bit of swearing and adult sexual themes. The play runs about one hour 45 minutes with an interval. My boyfriend and daughter found the first half was harder to get into, but enjoyed the second half more. I found both halves of the play were just as good, but as I had already seen the film... more
Customer The History Boys Reviews (2)
by - written on 30/03/11 (Very useful, 106 readings)
Last Friday, I went to the Curve Theatre in Leicester with my boyfriend and my eldest daughter to see The History Boys, written by Alan Bennett. I had previously seen the film, which stars Richard Griffiths and several young male actors who would go on to become big names - James Corden, Russell Tovey and Dominic Cooper. The stage version of The History Boys has been touring since 2010 and finishes in Guildford this week, though hopefully it will tour again soon. It is a wonderful story and has so many great characters and a real depth of talent in the cast. This tour stars Philip Franks as Hector and his was the only name I recognised. This ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/01/07, updated on 15/01/07 (Very useful, 1421 readings)
ALMOST FOUR MONTHS AGO I was lucky to watch Alan Bennett’s The History Boys – The Play during its one-week performance at the Opera House in Belfast. I knew it a month before the showing from the 44th Belfast Filmfest ads but I did not really bother to book or buy the ticket in advance thinking that this stage production will not get much attention from the theatre goers. I thought that way because I don’t have any idea about it except that I read a little publicity from the Filmfest brochure which did not really talk about Bennett’s credibility as an English playwriter. Two hours before the show, I phoned the ticket office inquiring for that day’s performance ... Read the complete review
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