The History Boys
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The History Boys
83

The History Boys NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(11 Reviews)
Positive
91%
Mixed
9%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

About the Show

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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Member Reviews (11)

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962 Reviews | 338 Followers
65
Fascinating period piece, Strong acting, Overrated, Lively, Absorbing

See it if you'd like a larger-than-life portrayal of teacher done w/ energy and affection. Many people loved this play (including the Tony committee)

Don't see it if you want a play to enlighten. I found the fondling of boys by the "hero" repugnant...and his unwillingness to want more in life for them. Read more

585 Reviews | 220 Followers
86
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You like British dramadies.

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

231 Reviews | 63 Followers
79
(2006) broadway: west end transfer from london, Entertaining, 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

178 Reviews | 99 Followers
88
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Must see

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.

61 Reviews | 13 Followers
70
Great acting, Disappointing, Funny, Entertaining, Cliched

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.

47 Reviews | 4 Followers
79
Great writing, Relevant, Intelligent, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

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.

10 Reviews | 5 Followers
95
Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like intelligent, witty, profound shows

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

9 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Riveting

See it if You like moving performances.

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

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