Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
What is the UK’s favourite play?
Published 10/02/14



A RECENT poll by English Touring Theatre of more than 7,000 theatregoers named Alan Bennett’s The History Boys as the nation’s favourite play.

The play finished to great acclaim in the West End a couple of years ago, but next week a new production by the Wilde Community Theatre with London Contemporary Theatre brings the infamous comedy drama to Bracknell’s South Hill Park.

The play is directed by Luke Sheppard who has worked extensively in the West End, including as associate director of Matilda the Musical and Singing in the Rain.

The History Boys follows a group of bright northern schoolboys preparing for their Oxford and Cambridge entrance examinations.

A-levels are finished but for Yorkshire’s finest pupils, their education has a long and bumpy track ahead.


They go back to school to train for their Oxbridge entrance exams, where they find themselves stuck in the middle of two very different styles of teaching.

Veteran schoolmaster Hector brings life, drama, music and fun into the classroom, while the young and sceptical Irwin has been brought in by the headmaster to teach a callous and harsh route to Oxbridge with scientifically-proven techniques to get the grades.

But with the distractions that come with being a teenage boy and the pressure of university on their minds, the question is — will any of them survive the cut?

The play has won Olivier and Tony awards, and has been critically acclaimed as a very intelligent piece from one of the nation’s best-loved living playwrights.

The show opens on Tuesday, February 11 and runs until Saturday, February 15 with matinee performances also available.

The Wilde Community Theatre Company is made up of local talented actors of all ages who last year presented Fawlty Towers.

For tickets (from 9) call the box office on 01344 484123 or visit www.south hillpark.org.uk

PUBLISHED 10/02/14



 
MOST POPULAR
Sue Ryder snubs Townlands Hospital move
Shop owner leaves village, saying ‘it’s dead’
Clooneys commission local stationery
Sir Steve Redgrave elected chairman of HRR
Penguin stolen from charity shop window
A reindeer on a bike - only in Henley
Mayor in meeting walkout
Henley packed for Christmas Festival
 
 
LATEST LIFESTYLE HEADLINES
Rehydration is key to a healthy festive season
Seasonal photos could win you a family treat
Tai chi helps general wellbeing
Give the gift of good health
Reflexology is more than just a foot rub
Do not ignore pain, treat it
Pamper and preen for festive season
Simple surgery takes years off
Rare combination of power and fuel economy
All that Jazz
Reform your exercise plan with Pilates
Insanely tough exercise converts into real results
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Hooked on Panto - Living Advent Day 17
Singing siblings 'Let it go' - Advent Day 16
Sue Ryder’s U-turn on Townlands relocation
MP backs opposition to care home rebuild
Drivers let off parking fine after council blunder
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 149429
www.higgsprinitng.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
  HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD. Telephone (01491) 419400  
© Higgs & Co (Printing) Limited 2012  |  Registered in England number 1418717