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The History Boys

Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Funny, Great writing
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This 2006 Tony Award Winner for Best Play, a transfer from London, is about a group of boys in a prep school preparing for their Oxford and Cambridge entrance exams.

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A rambunctious group of smart and funny sixth-form boys are in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A headmaster is obsessed with results, and a history teacher thinks he’s a fool. Bennett examines rivalry, adolescence and education with wit and precision.


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Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if No surprise basically every one of the original "boys" in this cast is now famous. Phenomenal ensemble, wonderful writing. Incredible show.

Don't see it if You don't like plays or have trouble with accents. Trigger warning for accusations of sexual misconduct. Otherwise wonderful.

Funny, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You like British dramadies.

Don't see it if You can't stand British accented fare.

Entertaining, (2006) broadway: west end transfer from london, Richard griffiths as 'hector' (the history inst.), Show won "6" tony awards, James corden was 1 of the boys (pre-late nite-tv)

See it if I saw this a few times which I think is helpful when watching British shows, mainly cause they speak slang that's hard to pick up. Good job!

Don't see it if Don't see if U don't like watching a group of boys debating their history teacher on various subjects. Make sure it's a good cast or skip it

Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you love ensemble pieces that put forth discussion about difficult topics with original thoughts.

Don't see it if you want a story that is more straightforward and less of a character study that doesn't challenge socially acceptable stances on issues.

Funny, Great acting, Disappointing, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you want to see an incredibly charismatic young cast.

Don't see it if you're annoyed by somewhat predictable and even occasionally preachy writing.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like intelligent, witty, profound shows

Don't see it if you're afraid of moral ambiguity

Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Great writing

See it if You like moving performances.

Don't see it if You get bored in dramatic plays.

Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You like a comedy with a slight dark edge and you can laugh at anything.

Don't see it if Young children will be bored. Subject matter may be considered inappropriate for children under 18

Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting

See it if You like clever word play and great acting.

Don't see it if You don't like stories about British schools.

Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Must see

See it if You love a well rounded play.

Don't see it if You don't love a great play. I thought it was phenomenal