TitleThe History Boys
AuthorBennett, Alan
VenueLyttelton Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night5/8/2004
Press Night5/18/2004
Closing Night4/26/2005
Performance Length2 hours, 45 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
Awards2004 Evening Standard Awards for Best Play, Best Actor (Richard Griffiths)
2004 Critics' Circle Awards for Best New Play, Best Actor (Richard Griffiths)
2004 Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actor (in a Play) (Samuel Barnett), Ms London London Newcomer of the Year (Samuel Barnett), Best New Comedy. Oliviers for Best New Play, Best Actor (Richard Griffiths), Best Director (Nicholas Hytner)
South Bank Show Award for Theatre 2005
Olivier nomination for Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Samuel Barnett)
Number of Performances222
Performer Roles
ROLE126493Dhawan; SachaAkthar
ROLE126494Anderson; SamuelCrowther
ROLE126495Cooper; DominicDakin
ROLE126497Knott; AndrewLockwood
ROLE126498Barnett; SamuelPosner
ROLE126499Tovey; RussellRudge
ROLE126500Parker; JamieScripps
ROLE126501Corden; JamesTimms
ROLE126502Merrison; CliveHeadmaster
ROLE126503Tour; Frances de laMrs Lintott
ROLE126504Griffiths; RichardHector
ROLE126505Campbell Moore; StephenIrwin
ROLE126506Attwood; TomOther parts
ROLE126507Dharmalingam; RudiOther parts
ROLE126508Haigh; ColinOther parts
ROLE126509Raishbrook; JosephOther parts
ROLE126510Walker; JoanOther parts
Creative Roles
ROLE126511Harvard; PaulPiano (Offstage)
ROLE109358Crowley; BobDesigner
ROLE105997Henderson; MarkLighting Designer
ROLE126512Sisson; RichardMusic
ROLE126513Taylor; BenVideo Director
ROLE108130Pink; ColinSound Designer
ROLE103663Rodenburg; PatsyCompany Voice Work
ROLE126514Hescott; ThomasStaff Director
ROLE104744Montemuro; TrishStage Manager
ROLE106614Bardsley; FionaDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE109363Rowland; ChristineCostume Supervisor
ROLE104746Fox; ValerieAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE106615Speed; AndrewAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE117172Coombes; Rosalind (Ros)Assistant Designer
ROLE104750Fraulo; SimonAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE126515Straker; DickVideo Projection Design (for Mesmer)
ROLE104872Ward; AndyAssistant Production Manager
ROLE116962Murray; NickDesign Associate
ROLE104875Kyncl; Ivan (1953 - 2004)Production and Rehearsal Photographer
ROLE106243Bennett; Alan (1934-)Playwright
ROLE128720Hytner; Sir; Nicholas (1956-)Director
ROLE105677Willmott; DianeProduction Manager
RNT/PR/4/9/3The History Boys2006-2009Press Film Review Files
RNT/PP/2/2/236The History Boys18 May 2004Lyttelton Posters
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RNT/PR/4/1/827The History BoysMay 2004 - July 2004Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/1/2/257The History Boys8 May 2004Lyttelton Programmes
RNT/PR/3/615The History Boys18 May 2004Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/SO/2/2/212The History Boys23 July 2004Viewing Recordings
RNT/PP/5/469The History Boys8 May 2004Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/CO/1/585The History Boys2004Costume Department Production Files
RNT/SM/1/510The History Boys2004Prompt Scripts
RNT/E/3/3/129The History Boys2004Background Packs
PC/1/57The History Boys9 July 2004Set Photographs
RNT/PO/2/1/157aThe History Boys2005 - 2006Lyttelton Production Office Show Files
RNT/PP/2/2/238The History Boys8 May 2004Lyttelton Posters
RNT/SM/1/749The History Boys (Wyndham's)2004Prompt Scripts
RNT/PP/2/2/373The History Boys5th December 2005Lyttelton Posters
RNT/PR/2/4/273'The History Boys'c. [April] 2004Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PR/2/4/274'The History Boys' - Updatedc. [April] 2004Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PR/2/4/262'The History Boys' - cast change12 December 2004Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PR/2/4/268Production News from Royal National Theatrec. [February] 2004Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PR/4/8/3022004 Theatre reviews of the yearPress General Review Files
RNT/R/1/4/3/32The History Boys2004Postcards
RNT/SM/2/3/170The History Boys2004Lyttelton Show Reports
RNT/PP/3/9/3/134The History Boys2004Lyttelton Cast Lists
RNT/SO/2/1/211The History Boys2 June 2004Master Recordings
RNT/PO/5/298History Boys, The2004-2007Set Photographs
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