Project Description


The History Boys

The History Boys

The action of the play takes place in Cutlers’ Grammar School, Sheffield,a fictional boys’ grammer school in the north of England. Set in the early 1980s, the play follows a group of history pupils preparing for the Oxford Cambridge entrance examinations under the guidance of three teachers (Hector, Irwin and Lintott) with contrasting styles.

Hector, an eccentric teacher, delights in knowledge for its own sake, but the headmaster ambitiously wants the school to move up the academic league table; Irwin, a supply teacher, is hired to introduce a rather more cynical and ruthless style of teaching. Hector is discovered sexually fondling a boy and later Irwin’s latent homosexual inclinations emerge.

Kiu Po Chung, Luther Fung, Angus Chan, Rebecca Po, Man Kit Chung, Billy Yip, Billy Sy, Peter Chan, Fung Chi Yau, Kan Lap Keung, Owen Kwok, Andy Tang
Playwright: Alan Bennett
Translator: Rupert Chan
Director: Bee Wan
Producer/Set & Costume Designer: Jacob Yu
Deputy Producer: Meig Chan
Lighting Designer: Chiu Ching Yi
Sound Designer: Stoa Lau
Production Manager: Lawrence Lee
Stage Manager/Deputy Stage Manager: Chan Chi Nok
Cultural Activities Hall, Shatin Town Hall
4-5.10.2013 (Fri & Sat) 7:45pm
5-6.10.2013 (Sun) 2:45pm

Cultural Activities Hall, Tuen Mun Town Hall
12-13.10.2013 (Sat-Sun) 2:45pm
12.10.2013 (Sat) 7:45pm

Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students, and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis)

Presented in Cantonese

Duration: Approximately 2 hours with one intermission

Post-Performance talks after all performances