The History Boys

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The History Boys
By Alan Bennett

Directed by Gaye Poole

30th August - 7th September 2013
 

In the quest for places at an Oxbridge university, the boys encounter distinctly incompatible teaching styles. In Hector's classes, they role-play in French, sing, quote literature, wisecrack and re-enact classic Hollywood films. The Headmaster wants the school higher in the league tables and the boys to have polish, edge. Irwin, the new supply teacher, educates them in counterfactual history, Christ's 'fourteen foreskins' and how to 'take an angle'. The play reveals the unsentimental education of life: an unrequited love triangle, academic rivalries, lessons in judicious lying, the difference between success in learning and life. Bennett laments lost values of a past time, with his characteristic light touch.

The History Boys is “a mix of drama, comedy, poetry, popular song, ancient hymns, anecdote and aphorism”
- THE GUARDIAN
 

Cast

Posner: Philip Garrity
Dakin: Sam Howard
Scripps: Callum Webber
Rudge: Will Collin
Timms: Conor Maxwell
Akthar: Antony Aiono
Lewis: David Bowers-Mason
Lockwood: Sam Domett
Crowther: Ryan Wood
Understudy: Cadell Millwood

Hector: Clive Lamdin
Irwin: Carl Watkins
Headmaster: Nick Clothier
Mrs. Lintott: Fiona Sneyd
TV Director: Alice Kennedy
Cameraman: Cadell Millwood

See Cast Biographies

Production Team

Artistic Director: Gaye Poole
Producer: Brendan Theodore
Production Assistant: Ngaia Mason
Stage Manager: Brendan Theodore
Assistant Stage Manager: Alice Kennedy
Lighting Designer: Dion Rutherford
Lighting Operator: Eliot Jessep
Sound Designer: Luke Jacobs
Sound Operators: Shaun Phillips, Chase ten Hove, Lance Chapman
Props Master: Tendai Sithole
Wardrobe Assistant: Natalie Foster
French Tutor: Alexander Pelham-Waerea
Singing Tutor: Michael Potts
Graphic Designer: Abbie Foley
Stills Photographer: Rickki Turnwald

  
Special Thanks:

OPSM Chartwell
Saint John’s College
Mitchell Botting
Cherie Cooke
Mark Houlahan
Amanda Troyer
Hannah West
Bevin Yeatman


 

ABOUT US

The metaphor of Carving in Ice evokes the transience of theatre. Ice sculptures are crafted by artisans whose sculptures last only for a short while, then melt and disappear. Theatre too is ephemeral in its nature; once the season is completed, the existence of the play, the shapes, sounds, movement in space, the light on actors’ skin disappear from view – but as with ice sculptures the traces of the experience continue to live on in the minds of those who were present.

CONTACT US

Email:
info@carvinginice.co.nz
director@carvinginice.co.nz
publicity@carvinginice.co.nz

 

 

ABOUT US

The metaphor of Carving in Ice evokes the transience of theatre. Ice sculptures are crafted by artisans whose sculptures last only for a short while, then melt and disappear. Theatre too is ephemeral in its nature; once the season is completed, the existence of the play, the shapes, sounds, movement in space, the light on actors’ skin disappear from view – but as with ice sculptures the traces of the experience continue to live on in the minds of those who were present.

CONTACT US

Email:
info@carvinginice.co.nz
director@carvinginice.co.nz
director@carvinginice.co.nz