ADC Theatre
Tue 22 - Sat 26 January
Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club

The History Boys

Alan Bennett

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

'How do I define history? It’s just one f*cking thing after another.'

Sheffield. 1982. Eight bright but rowdy upper sixth boys are aspiring to Oxbridge and Hector is in charge of getting them there, but the Headmaster has insisted on providing some new blood to help polish them.

A story of sexuality, adolescence, and potential, Alan Bennett’s acclaimed and beloved The History Boys looks at a world where education is becoming less about what you are taught, and more about where it can take you.

Opening at the Royal National Theatre in 2004, The History Boys has since become a worldwide hit, winning the 2004 Olivier and 2005 Tony Awards for Best Play.


Tue 22 January at 7:45pm
Wed 23 January at 7:45pm
Thu 24 January at 7:45pm
Fri 25 January at 7:45pm
Sat 26 January at 2:30pm
Sat 26 January at 7:45pm


ADC Theatre


TUE £9–£12, WED/THU £11–£14, FRI/SAT £12–£15

Sexual Assault
Child Abuse
Gender Discrimination

The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse, today administered and maintained by the University of Cambridge. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn, which stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today.  Today, the ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement. 

This venue is wheelchair accessible. 


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