Saturday, 15 September 2012

'History Boys' play opens today at Summerseat in Bury

The History Boys (with foul language) by Alan Bennett
IT was a quote from the 'History Boys' that provoked some consternation when uttered at Ashton Library last November, during the commemoration of a blue plaque for James Keogh, the Ashton volunteer in the Spanish Civil War.  The quote 'History is just one fucking thing after another', was enunciated by the Secretary of Tameside Trade Union Council during the ceremony.  Tameside TUC had nominated James Keogh, who killed in action in the Spanish Civil War, for a blue plaque for his foresight and courage in recognising the need to fight fascism and dictatorship.
The History Boys is about an unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he is a fool. Staff-room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke questions about education and its purpose. Immensely funny as well as provocative.
The History Boys Cast:

Steve Colter

Chris Balmer

Hayley Read

Geoff Sword

Jon Stroud

Ricky Barnes

Jonny Barker

Duane Lomax

Jamie Maloney

Lee Ward

David McFarlane

Dan Mehers

Director Andrea Kinsella
Bookings from 07/09/2011 by contacting the box office on 01706 826760 between 7pm and 8pm Monday to Friday and between 10am and noon on Saturday.

There will be an Extra Performance on Friday, 14/09/2012 at 19.45. Tickets are £6.00. Seats are not bookable for this performance - first come first served!

The Play runs from Saturday 15/09/2012 to Saturday 22/09/2012 (excluding Sunday 16/09/2012) at 19.45.

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