July 2, 2018 @ 3:59 am – July 11, 2018 @ 4:59 am
The History Boys

By Alan Bennett

Directed by Helen Ellis

Audition DatesMonday 2nd and Wednesday 11th July @ 7:00 pm.

Location:  Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre, 39-41 Castella Street, Lilydale.

Performance Dates:  Thursday 8th to Saturday 24th November (15 performances).


8 boys (must look 17 to 18)

I male teacher (mid 20’s)

Headmaster (50+)

Male teacher (50+)

Female teacher (any age)

All auditionees must be familiar with the play.

All enquiries and audition appointments to the director’s email:  [email protected]


The History Boys is set in the fictional Cutlers’ Grammar School in the nineteen-eighties. In this award-winning play, Alan Bennett evokes the special time that the “sixth form” represents in an English boy’s life. In doing so, he not only raises universal questions about history and how it is taught, but also questions more generally the purpose of education today. “A play of depth as well as dazzle, intensely moving as well as thought-provoking and funny.”